Supercool Metals commercializes bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), an exciting class of materials that offer unique properties and superior processability. BMGs, also called Liquidmetals or amorphous metals, look like ordinary metal solids to the eye at room temperature. Yet, they are stronger than steel and can easily be shaped like plastics via sustainable thermoplastic forming.
Currently, the only BMG products on the market are limited to expensive, customized components. Supercool Metals transforms BMGs into affordable, standardized industrial material at low technology switching costs for customers. By providing sheet feedstock BMG for thermoplastic forming (TPF), we enable much broader commercial application of BMGs. Supercool also carries out small scale TPF-based net-shaping for final components.
What sets Supercool apart from other BMG companies is our focus on sheets as a versatile feedstock material. These sheets are easily processed, allowing customers to fabricate complex shapes with precision and ease. The processing method is based on recent scientific discoveries by Jan Schroers, a Yale University professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. His findings enable green manufacturing by deforming BMGs under very low forces and relatively low temperatures.
Currently, Supercool Metals supplies small-scale components to the watchmaking industry. We are well positioned to supply BMGs to other luxury industries as well as to the biomedical, nanoimprinting and molding industries. Upon scaling up, we expect to serve the much larger defense, electronic casing, aerospace, and automotive industries.