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21st June 2016

Heraeus Group and Exmet have developed a 3D printing process that uses amorphous metals

Typically, metals are all composed of highly ordered, crystalline structures of atoms. While there are obvious uses and benefits of this type of atomic arrangement, there is a limit to how strong any metal is ultimately capable of being. However, an amorphous metal, or "metallic glass," is a fully-solid metal material that has its atomic-scale structure completely disordered, similar to conventional glass. Until recently the only way to produce metallic glass was to rapidly cool metal before its solid-state crystalline structure could form, which meant that it was difficult to produce in large enough amounts to be widely adopted for industrial uses.

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