Metallic Glass : The Perfect Alloy

April 2nd, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Materials, Products, Technology | No Comments »

Metallic glass eliminates the crystalline grain found in ordinary metals by rapidly cooling metal and by adding bulky metallic atoms to the mix. The random atomic structure allows no points of weakness, making the material 2 times stronger than titanium while allowing lower temperature malleability like plastics, making it an ideal material for forming high strength products. By overcoming brittleness and economic factors in its production, Liquidmetal Technologies is looking to mass produce the ‘perfect alloy’.

via New Scientist (full article)

Leave a Reply