TECHNOLOGY:  

Additive Manufacturing of Amorphous Alloys

AFFILIATION:   LM Group Holdings, Inc. (“LMGH”), Lake Forest, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Advanced Materials
Area: Structural & Multifunctional Materials
Tech Readiness: TRL 3

Tech Brief: LMGH is proposing a program to investigate additive manufacturing of unique amorphous metal powders to achieve multifunctional properties that are not possible using conventional processes. Amorphous Metals are stronger, lighter, and more corrosion- and wear-resistant than steel, but have not been fully commercialized yet due to limitations of manufacturing methods.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Apart from the conventional benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, the ability to have tighter production control over mission-critical components and the ability to print components for legacy aircrafts/vehicles which are not being supported any longer by the manufacturer are add-on value propositions for the defense. As far as Amorphous Materials are concerned, the development of Amorphous Metal was initiated and funded by NASA and Department of Defense. The logic behind development of Amorphous Metals was that they are significantly better than conventional metals in every aspect. Amorphous Metal components can redefine the design paradigm of materials and components, and help the Defense and Aerospace industries to get 2-10X better performance in several applications and more important allow pursuing applications which were beyond the reach of traditional materials. In addition, additive manufacturing of Amorphous Metals would turn a new page in U.S based manufacturing, enable our assets to last much longer, help reduce CO2 emissions caused during manufacturing of metal and composites, enable production of precise and multifunctional, unique components, directly and indirectly lead to reduced energy consumption, and lead to massive economic savings.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Small to Medium Enterprise
Website: http://www.liquidmetal-coatings.com
Booth Number: 809