Saturday, November 3, 2007

Advantages of Liquidmetal Die Castings Over Other Manufacturing Techniques

Thinner Walls

Closer Tolerances

Closer Dimensionas

Smoother Surfaces

Minimal Finishing

Cast Coring Holes

External Threading

Greater Detail

Longer Tool Life

Superior Electrical Properties

Strength to Weight Ratio 2-3 times that of Titanium

Design engineers turn to Liquidmetal die castings for component parts because the manufacturing process combines precision and cost-effectiveness with the exceptional mechanical and physical properties of Liquidmetal alloys. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Liquidmetal die castings instead of plastic moldings, stampings, castings, or forgings when designing your new product.


Liquidmetal die casting vs. plastic molding -

Liquidmetal produces stronger parts with closer tolerances and greater stability and durability.

Liquidmetal parts have superior electrical properties and greater resistance to temperature extremes than molded plastic parts.


Liquidmetal die castings vs. sand castings-

Liquidmetal produces parts with thinner walls, closer dimensional limits and smoother surfaces.

Production is faster with lower labor costs per casting. Finishing costs are less.


Liquidmetal die castings vs. permanent mold castings-

Liquidmetal produces parts with thinner walls, closer dimensional limits and smoother surfaces.

Production is faster with lower labor costs per casting. Finishing costs are less.


Liquidmetal die castings vs. forgings -

Liquidmetal produces more complex shapes with closer tolerances, thinner walls and lower finishing costs. Cast coring holes are not available with forging.


Liquidmetal die castings vs. stamping -

Liquidmetal produces complex shapes with variations possible in section thickness.

One Liquidmetal die casting may replace several stampings, resulting in reduced assembly time.


Liquidmetal die castings vs. screw machine products -

Liquidmetal produces shapes that are difficult or impossible from bar or tubular stock, while maintaining tolerances without tooling adjustments. Liquidmetal die castings require fewer operations and reduce waste and scrap.

Consider These Additional Benefits of Liquidmetal Die Casting...

Broad Market Appeal - Liquidmetal is used in important components of products ranging from aerospace components to electronic components. Parts can be as simple as a fishhook or as complex as a connector housing and intricate casing designs.

Cost Savings - Liquidmetal die casting is an efficient, economical process offering a broader range of shapes and components than virtually any other manufacturing technique. Liquidmetal die castings provide integral fastening elements, such as bosses and studs.

Holes can be cored and made to tap

Intricate surface recesses (i.e. hex head nut inserts)

External threads can be cast.

Parts can be cast with thinest, strongest walls.

Precision - Liquidmetal die casting produces multi-cavity, complex shapes within closer tolerances than most other production processes. In addition to producing high volume runs of virtually identical parts, Liquidmetal die casting produces rugged heat and wear resistant parts that are dimensionally stable, while maintaining exceptionally close tolerances.

EMI/RFI Shielding - The Liquidmetal die casting process produces parts with excellent EMI/RFI shielding characteristics, allowing the Liquidmetal die casting to act as an electrical ground for internal circuits.

Liquidmetal die castings are stronger than plastic parts with similar dimensions.

Liquidmetal die castings do not consist of separate parts welded or fastened together: therefore the strength is that of the alloy, NOT the joining process.

Outstanding Finish - Liquidmetal die cast parts can be manufactured with smooth or textured surfaces, embossed designs, and are easily plated or finished with minimal surface preparation.

Longer Tool Life - Thousands and in some cases millions of parts of identical Liquidmetal die castings can be produced before new tooling is required.

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