Liquidmetal, the next generation of material in your next smart phone ?


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57415807-37/next-iphone-said-to-ditch-glass-for-liquidmetal-arrive-in-june/

  • “This is a technology that has yet to be matured and perfected both in manufacturing process and application development,” Peker said
  • “Liquidmetal is super strong, scratch and corrosion resistant, resilient and can be precision cast into complex shapes,” Peker said.
  • …while plastics are cheap to manufacture in complex shapes, they aren’t strong enough.Glass can be made into complex shapes and looks great, but is fragile, and metal is hard to mould into such shapes. Liquidmetal combines advantages from all these elements, while also being extremely robust.