An Interesting Take On The Forbes Article
I was out running errands this afternoon while keeping up with LQMT on my iPhone4s (the Non-Liquidmetal version) when the Forbes article hit my feed.
While reading through it waiting for my vehicle servicing to get done, what struck me was this in the highlighted text:
A small company named Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT). The company has developed a series of amorphous metal alloys that are sold under the commercial name Liquidmetal. These alloys were originally developed at California Institute of Technology (CALTECH).
Liquidmetal alloys are made of a mix of titanium, nickel, copper and zirconium, among other metals. These materials feel as smooth as liquid or glass when touched; hence the name Liquidmetal.
These materials offer high tensile strength, excellent resistance to corrosion, and strong resistance to scratches. These materials can be easily cast and molded using heat similar to thermoplastics.
The word "easily" is what caught my attention.
A lot of what we talk about here when referencing the Engle machines and the VPC facility is getting the process perfected, but in the writers column he very "matter of factly" conveyed this whole thing as a foregone conclusion, as if it was old news.
Maybe I'm reading into it too much, or perhaps just hyper-sensitive to all things Liquidmetal related but it seemed at a minimum interesting to me.