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Amorphous Industries

Amorphous metals are used in various industries, particularly in the MedTech market. They offer benefits such as lightweight construction, high strength, corrosion resistance, and miniaturization capabilities. In the aerospace, automotive, lifestyle, medical technology, robotics and mechanics, sensor applications, and tooling sectors, amorphous metals provide new opportunities for innovative solutions.

Amorphous alloys in medical technology

The use of amorphous metals offers promising solutions to address the challenges in personalized implant, orthopedic, and medical device manufacturing. With biomechanical properties such as low elasticity modulus and high yield strength, as well as certified biocompatibility, amorphous metals show potential for improved patient care. Applications range from implants in the spine, dentistry, and traumatology to medical devices and surgical instruments.

Amorphous alloys in medical technology
Amorphous alloys in lifestyle products 

New classes of materials are interesting not only because of their uniqueness in high-end watches, but also because of their suitability in the search for materials for future technologies such as wearables. Here, the most sensitive technologies can be efficiently protected in miniaturized space and the housing design can be perfected. Lifestyle components made of amorphous metals are not only highly corrosion-resistant due to their biocompatibility, but also antibacterial and thus enable pleasant skin contact due to their low thermal conductivity and high surface quality. 

Amorphous alloys in robotics and aerospace

In the aerospace industry, amorphous metals offer key advantages for components, including high strength, geometric design flexibility, and corrosion resistance. They are also low-temperature ductile and exhibit good fatigue strength, making them ideal for space applications. In high-tech applications, amorphous alloys solve the limitations of conventional materials by providing high strength and elasticity, enabling the efficient use of elastic machine elements like bending joints, hinges, gripper units, and spring components with long component life and wear resistance.

Amorphous alloys in the mobility industry

Amorphous metals offer high strength, elasticity, magnetic permeability, and surface quality. They are used in decorative elements, parts of electric motors, gears, haptic components, fasteners, and suspensions. By enabling weight savings and design possibilities through 3D printing, amorphous alloys enhance performance and stability in the mobility industry. With their hardness, creep resistance, and corrosion resistance, amorphous metals are also suitable for enduring continuous and impact loads. They have the potential to play a central role in future technologies such as creep-resistant rotor blades, aircraft cabin supports, and high-precision pressure sensors, shaping the mobility of tomorrow.

Amorphous alloys in sensor technology

The use of amorphous metals offers advantages such as higher sensitivity, high resolution in low-pressure ranges, and miniaturization capabilities for components like pressure sensors, membranes, load cells, and force transducers. Modern sensor systems have high requirements for reliable sensitivity, durability, miniaturization potential, corrosion resistance, and material hysteresis. Amorphous metals enable precise measurement results with well-defined elastic behavior, low hysteresis, and good temperature resistance, surpassing traditional materials while allowing for compact design.

 

Amorphous alloys for tool inserts

The use of amorphous metals provides several benefits, including low thermal conductivity for high energy efficiency and CO2 savings, simplified processes without the need for coatings for improved lifespan compared to conventional steel inserts, and precise surface accuracy with the avoidance of surface defects and a more uniform or glossy appearance. These advantages are particularly relevant in applications such as injection-molded microoptics and plastic products with high demands on surface quality. The implementation of 3D-printed tool inserts made from amorphous alloys brings about a more environmentally friendly production process with reduced surface defects and extended lifespans compared to traditional steel inserts. This approach also leads to enhanced energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, while simultaneously shortening cycle times by eliminating the need for coatings and additional processing steps.