Liquidmetal ships first amorphous alloy production parts

Liquidmetal Technologies Inc.(LQMT), the leading developer of amorphous alloys and composites, has completed the first shipment of full production components as produced by its certified Liquidmetal manufacturing partner.

“This shipment represents an important milestone for our company, advancing us beyond our previous lab and production-prototype capabilities,” said Tom Steipp, LTI’s president and CEO, in the press release. “Production prototype parts are necessary for our customers to analyze and qualify parts before full production runs that will occur on a recurring basis. In this case, that process progressed from lab-prototype parts produced in the Liquidmetal R&D facility to production-prototype parts built in our contract manufacturing facility and culminated with fully qualified production parts shipped monthly from our manufacturing partner in Colorado.”

This full production capability validates the commercial value of Liquidmetal parts to this customer and gives us important experience in working through the full sales process to the point where our contract manufacturing partner can operate without R&D or engineering oversight.

“This customer has realized the unmatched value of our amorphous alloy technology in producing strong, corrosion-resistant parts,” continued Steipp. “Their application is an ideal showcase for our Liquidmetal technology, and is helping to pave the way to greater market adoption across a number of industries.”

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  1. Well let’s see. I bought at $.33… It’s gone as high as $.70… Right now it’s at $.10. Would be a great investment for 300% to 700% returns if you think Apple will do something flashy with this LQMT. I wonder when/if they will?

  2. I don’t know the cycle time to mold each part yet, but it is much faster than machining parts out of sheets an extrusions of Aluminum. Also, more cost effective. Has anyone calculated that into Apple’s margins and capacity yet? Nope!

    1. It’s a huge advancement with a few challenges. But 100 Billion in the bank and the best engineers on earth make Apple the perfect company to make this work.

      Consider, what happens when they get to the point where thinness is impossible using either the aluminum shell for support, or the current high quality stainless for internal support? Apple will need a new material that will be insanely strong at very small quantities at very thin usages.

      Liquidmetal is the best choice for the above, either for the inside support structure or, if they can swing it at the sizes they need for low cost, for the outer shell.

      So it’ll be used eventually. As I said, they’re just working out the kinks, as they have with every technology they decide they will employ and own. Remember when people said capacitive touch screens would degrade and break down after 6 months and no one had figured out how to get around that reality? Apple figured it out.

      When they figure out lqmt to their satisfaction, watch out. It’ll be used in an insanely great new class of products and literally no competitors will be able to match it.

    2. And you’re an expert in the technology I suppose? This is telling us that Liquidmetal have got the process refined to the point of pre-production examples for a commercial customer, other than the small parts produced for Apple. From that it’s possible to assume that at some point Apple could well be using the material for critical structures in its products. So far this is as one would expect. Except for an ignorant troll who knows fuck-all about anything.

    1. No. Apple’s perpetual deal with LQMT only covers CE applications.

      Medical, aerospace, defense, etc. are all open to use Liquidmetal.

      I believe the customer is Swatch.

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