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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 use by NASA. Liquidmetal amorphous alloys combine a number of desirable material features, including high tensile strength, corrosion resistance, 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 alloy:

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.