MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA — April 28, 2020 — Xtalic Corporation, a leader in providing nano-scale metal alloys and coatings that solve customers’ mission-critical materials challenges, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company two new patents covering a suite of new aluminum alloys.
The two new patents, numbers US10,590,514 and US10,590,558, cover alloys and manufacturing methods for Al-Zr, Al-Cr, Al-Ni, Al-Co, Al-Hf, and Al-Mg, as well as their anodized versions.
The six new alloys provide corrosion resistance, add lightweighting properties, and improve the hardness, wear, and durability of critical components. Applications range from the military (interconnect housings and other electronics) to semiconductor and electronics (energy storage and other components).
The new alloys are ideal for anodizing aluminum for corrosion resistance in applications where cosmetic or aesthetic appearances are essential. In applications where color matching is required, the new alloy coatings will not change the original color of the aluminum. For military and other applications, they enable users to engineer material’s surface reflectivity.
The new alloys also deliver critical lightweighting advantages when providing corrosion protection for magnesium components.
To meet specific challenges across a variety of other applications, design engineers can tailor the properties of the new alloys by leveraging Xtalic’s proprietary Dynamic Nanostructure Control® and patented Rapid Alloy Design toolkits.
Moreover, unlike competitive alternatives, the coatings are applied with an environmentally friendly ionic liquid plating process.
For more information, visit the Xtalic website at www.xtalic.com.
About Xtalic Corporation
Xtalic Corporation designs and develops unique high-performance metal alloys with tailored, thermodynamically stable nanostructures. Xtalic alloy coatings have advanced wear, corrosion resistance, strength, temperature tolerance, and other key performance measures. For more information, visit www.xtalic.com.
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