Liquidmetal® Technologies Inc. (LTI) (OTCQB: LQMT), the leading developer of amorphous alloys and composites, has partnered with iGolf Technologies, Inc., a leading original design manufacturer (ODM), to introduce the next generation of golf club design.
The clubs will feature the “pure energy transfer” of Liquidmetal amorphous alloy, which allows for long, forgiving shots off the tee, with more precise overall performance.
iGolf Technologies will leverage its development group, PERFORMAX Golf & Composite and PADERSON Composite USA, to design driver and fairway metal wood club heads featuring a Liquidmetal alloy face. This group has designed and manufactured some of the industry’s most innovative and superior performing products for many of the golf industry’s most famous brands.
LTI will manufacture the Liquidmetal club face parts, while all other structures, including the global assembly operation, will be assembled at PERFORMAX’s state-of-the-art manufacturing complex located in Qingyuan, China.
The complex is the manufacturing center for many of the industry’s biggest golf club brands. The development group will then offer their proven prototyped designs to golf club manufacturers seeking a competitive edge in the multi-billion dollar golf equipment market.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our new development partnership with Liquidmetal Technologies, as a material transcendence is finally within grasp,” said Jason Horodezky, president and CTO of iGolf Technologies. “Golf club faces designed to optimize the revolutionary Liquidmetal alloy will absorb less energy upon impact than traditional stainless steel or titanium clubs. This unique characteristic allows for virtually perfect energy transfer to the ball, resulting in improved trajectory and greater carry distance.”
The new iGolf designs will benefit from a third-generation Liquidmetal alloy and manufacturing processes introduced by LTI earlier this year. These advancements offer maximum performance without sacrificing durability or strength, and thereby promising the game’s best driver and woods.
“Experts agree that the superior hardness and elasticity of our Liquidmetal amorphous alloy makes it the ideal material for golf clubs,” said Tom Steipp, Liquidmetal Technologies’ president and CEO. “Given the positive reports from PGA golfers of our previous generation of Liquidmetal clubs, combined with Jason’s extraordinary talent for innovative design using our third generation of Liquidmetal alloy, we’re confident golfers using our new Liquidmetal clubs will experience a tremendous boost to their game.”
To support the anecdotal reports, iGolf plans to scientifically demonstrate the distance advantage of the Liquidmetal clubs through robotic testing and publish the results in a leading trade journal.
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