Materion Enters into Strategic Partnership with Liquidmetal® Technologies Inc.
Companies will collaborate on research and development and global scale production capabilities
Materion Beryllium & Composites has partnered with Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. in a unique strategic alliance. As a new member of the Certified Liquidmetal Partners Program, Materion Beryllium & Composites will contribute alloy production technologies in partnership with Liquidmetal and other Certified Liquidmetal Partners to ensure that customers are provided consistently high quality products and support services.
Liquidmetal® Technologies is a leader in the research, development and commercialization of amorphous metals. The unique “amorphous” atomic structure of the company’s proprietary alloys differs from the “crystalline” atomic structure of conventional metals. This difference gives Liquidmetal alloys superior properties that provide a number of performance advantages:
- High yield strength (more than twice the tensile strength of conventional titanium alloys)
- High hardness
- Superior strength/weight ratio
- Superior elastic limit
- High corrosion resistance
- High wear-resistance
- Unique acoustical properties
- Low shrinkage rate
Materion Beryllium & Composites and Liquidmetal target many of the same markets including medical, military, consumer and industrial.
“Our goal for the partnership with Liquidmetal Technologies is to define and set the market standards for production of next-generation products,” explained Materion CEO Dick Hipple. “Materion has been a technology driven company with an 80-year track record in enabling mass scale production capabilities of the world’s leading technologies. We believe the alliance with Liquidmetal adds a new and unique capability within the marketplace today.”
Under terms of the partnership agreement, Materion Beryllium & Composites will produce Liquidmetal alloy materials for use in making customer parts. The partnership will allow Liquidmetal to contribute and collaborate on research and development as well as leverage Materion’s extensive production facilities around the world.