Metalysis currently alloys aluminium-scandium, titanium-aluminide, various tantalum alloys – and is further doing work on other alloys such as Niobium and specialist R&D alloys which can be developed then rolled-out for commercial usage.
High Entropy Alloys (HEAs), are an emergent class of alloys, which for the first time in 5000 years are driving a revolution in multi-element synthesis.
Metalysis is creating a new class of HEAs with both refractory and light-weighting alloys; two highly sought after performance characteristics for end user applications in aerospace, space, automotive and other sectors.
The Metalysis process allows for solid state alloying to take place, which means that elements with mismatched chemical and physical characteristics can for the first time now be alloyed. Traditional alloying processes involve melting, which means elements with low melting points can often vapourise before other elements reach their alloying point. Furthermore, elements have different chemical bonding processes which traditional production methods cannot bridge.
The Metalysis process does not involve the melting of metal, avoiding any metal vaporization. Metalysis’ technology, therefore, opens up the possibility to develop new classes of HEAs, with Metalysis technology proven on 49 elements of the periodic table.
Since 2020, Metalysis has been working with major aerospace firms on the production of 5 and 6 element HEAs.
The Metalysis HEA product range is a bespoke service with information provided on request at our sales team.