The components could be used for the automotive, aerospace, medical technology, industry, lifestyle and electronics sectors.
The components could be used for the automotive, aerospace, medical technology, industry, lifestyle and electronics sectors.

Injection molding machine manufacturer Engel Austria and technology company Heraeus have reportedly joined forces to mass produce high tech components with amorphous metals. The components could be used for the automotive, aerospace, medical technology, industry, lifestyle and electronics sectors.

The Amloy range of zirconium-based alloys and copper-based materials are hard yet highly elastic, and have a low wall thickness while remaining durable, light and robust, the company says. Amloy is resistant to corrosion and is biocompatible in line with ISO 10993-5.

The injection molding cycle time is up to 70% shorter than with previous amorphous metal injection molding solutions, and the required heating power is reduced by 40 to 60%. 

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