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Case Studies

 

In collaboration with various market-leading companies, Glassimetal performed several product case studies in various fields including orthodontics, consumer electronics, watches, sporting goods, agricultural hardware, and construction hardware and tooling.

 

Orthodontic Brackets Case Study

Taking advantage of the unique properties of its proprietary materials, Glassimetal developed a next-generation orthodontic bracket

  • The high strength and elasticity of Glassimetal materials enable access to bracket designs with superior performance and smaller footprint providing greater patient comfort and improved aesthetics

  • The low solidification shrinkage of Glassimetal materials enables higher precision and tighter tolerances, greater complexity, and enhanced control

  • Glassimetal materials passed all biological evaluation tests required to qualify as medical device materials

 
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Using its proprietary RDF pilot manufacturing line, Glassimetal performed a production assessment producing more than 15,000 orthodontic brackets for evaluation

  • The production yield and throughput far exceeded those for MIM production of stainless steel brackets

  • The projected cost rivals that of similar category stainless steel brackets

  • The net-shape molding capability with minimal post-processing suggests a potential for lower inventory and Just-In-Time production resulting in cast savings

Glassimetal’s orthodontic bracket represents the first major innovation in conventional bracket technology in decades.
— Head of R&D, Orthodontics Company
 

Prototyping Capabilities

We provide fast prototyping capabilities for concept evaluation. Our team provides mold tool design expertise and injection molding trials on our RDF system. We provide characterization capabilities to evaluate the performance of your product, including mechanical, thermal, microstructural, and corrosion testing.

 
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Product Fields

We partner with clients across many fields to develop high performance metal components.


Medical

Dental

Implants

Devices

Tools                                                             

Consumer Electronics

Mobile Phones

Laptops

Smart Watches

Accessories                                                     

Sports

Golf Clubs
 

Industrial

Automotive

Aerospace

Construction

Agriculture               

Luxury

Watches

Jewelry

 
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Intellectual Property

Our portfolio includes about 110 issued patent cases and about 70 pending patent cases filed worldwide including the United States, Mexico, European Union, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Australia & Brazil. Our types of Intellectual Properties include composition of matter, method & article of manufacture.

 
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Work With Us

Fast prototyping and turnaround time
Focused on process innovation
Proven track record
Small and flexible team
World class alloy experts