The first Liquidmetal amorphous knife in the world
The first prototype of Liquidmetal amorphous knife was developed by former engineers of Liquidmetal Coating. James Kang, the founder of Liquidmetal Technology, developed the technology further, and launched VMatter the first ever injection mold amorphous alloy knife. With further research and test, James and his engineers successfully brought the knife performance to a much higher level and at a much lower cost.
About Liquidiamond and Liquidmetal:
Liquidiamond amorphous alloy is engineered on the base of Liquidmetal and specially developed to enhance the benefits of cutting. Liquidmetal is the commercial name of a series of amorphous metal alloys developed by a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) research team and NASA and then authorized to Liquidmetal for commercial using by NASA. Liquidmetal amorphous alloys combine a number of desirable material features, including high tensile strength, excellent corrosion resistance, very high coefficient of restitution and excellent anti-wearing characteristics, while also being able to be heat-formed in processes similar to thermoplastics. Liquidmetal amorphous alloys can be twice as hard and strong as Titanium, which enable numerous superior features for many applications.
Amorphous alloys contain atoms of significantly different sizes, which form a dense mix with low free volume. Unlike crystalline metals, there is no obvious melting point at which viscosity drops suddenly. It behaves more like glass. At high temperature, it behaves in a plastic manner, allowing the mechanical properties to be controlled relatively easily during casting. Due to their non-crystalline structures, The zirconium and titanium based Liquidmetal alloys achieved yield strength of over 1723 MPa, nearly twice the strength of conventional crystalline titanium alloys.
The lack of grain boundaries in a metallic glass eliminates grain-boundary corrosion — a common problem in high-strength alloys produced by precipitation hardening and sensitized stainless steels. The combination of mechanical hardness, high elasticity and corrosion resistance makes Liquidmetal wear resistant. Although at high temperatures, plastic deformation occurs easily, almost none occurs at room temperature before the onset of catastrophic failure.
As a fundamental innovation of materials and metal, Liquidmetal amorphous alloys have set the new bench mark for performance and metal solutions in many areas such as consumer electronics, watch & jewelry, armory, medical instruments and high performance sports equipments.
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