Materials researchers at Yale University (USA) have successfully developed glass alloys with flexible properties of plastic and solid metal.
Mr. Jan Schroers and his colleagues have successfully developed glass alloys, allowing for castings
This alloy is made up of many different metals, including zirconium, titanium, nickel and copper, so it is both hard and highly resistant.
For decades, scientists have tried to create a material that can be easily molded into complex shapes at low cost like plastic, but still retain the strength and durability of metal.
Therefore, the creation of glass alloys plays an important role in research and application. From this material, the team initially created some relatively complex shape materials such as metal bottles or biomedical implants, in less than a minute.
Moreover, the team can combine three separate stages in traditional metal processing (shaping, stereotyping and finishing) into one step, creating a completely new, single metal format model simpler and save time.