As the world becomes more energy-efficient and conscious of the air we breathe, Metglas Inc., based in Conway, S.C., sees only growth in its future. The company’s rapidly solidified amorphous metal is used for distribution transformers and exhaust gas recirculation for emission reduction.
Metglas began as a research and development project in the 1970s within AlliedSignal in Morristown, N.J., and soon after evolved into a business unit of the company. General Electric (GE) used Metglas’ amorphous metal to produce 1,000 amorphous metal distribution transformers (AMDT) that were successfully installed in 1988 on the U.S. Electrical Grid. Shortly after the success of the government-funded project, Metglas opened its commercial amorphous metal casting facility, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Millure says.