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