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Liquidmetal Coatings, a subsidiary of Liquidmetal Technologies, has been supplying a patented product called Armacor to the oil and gas industry for more than 17 years. The Armacor coating is used for drill pipes and tool joints and is valued for its high strength, hardness and low friction coefficient.
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One area that Liquidmetal Technologies is interested in taking their wonder alloy is into the world of sports. The material has a number of properties -- strength, vibration dampening, hardness, corrosion-resistance -- that make it suited for use in sports products such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis and bicycles.
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