Due to the unique atomic and micro-structure of amorphous metals, they posess a number of superior properties compared with steel and other traditional materials available on the market.
Amorphous metals exhibit very good hardness, making them wear-resistant.
The combination of high strength and high elasticity spells high resilience, ie. the material’s ability to store mechanical energy. Amorphous metals have several times greater resilience than steel and other crystalline metals, which allows for extreme light-weight designs.
The internal structure of the materials allow them to release stored mechanical energy with almost no losses. This property can be exploited in applications such as springs and golf clubs.
The coercivity of soft-magnetic amorphous metals is extremely low which make them ideal for high-frequency applications.
The achievable reflectivity of a material surface is limited by the microstructure of the material. Since amorphous metals lack microstructure the material can be polished to extreme degrees of reflectivity, allowing for new designs with unique expressions.
The low thermal conductivity of amorphous metals enables new design possibilities.
The high electrical resistivity of amorphous metals allows for reduction of losses in applications such as electric motors and transformers.
Due to the unique microstructure of the materials, ie. no grains, they exhibit good inherent corrosion resistance.
Magnetic permeability is a property that measures how easy it is to magnetise a material and use to direct and enhance a magnetic field. The very high permeability of amorphous metals makes them easy to magnetize.