RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT), the world’s leading developer of amorphous alloys and composites, has entered into a development agreement with C.F. Martin & Co. ® (Martin Guitar) to design a guitar component to be made of Liquidmetal amorphous alloys and manufactured utilizing the Liquidmetal injection molding machine.
Under the terms of their agreement, Martin Guitar will provide its expertise in design and innovation for producing acoustic instruments that have been acknowledged to be amongst the finest in the world. In collaboration with the Liquidmetal engineering team, the companies aim to identify, design and manufacture guitar components which benefit from the unique material properties and manufacturing methods of Liquidmetal amorphous alloys.
Tom Steipp, CEO of LQMT, stated “Liquidmetal has been associated with leading, world-class companies in various markets including consumer electronics and watches. Martin Guitar has a century long history distinguished by its contributions to and innovations in stringed acoustical instruments. We are pleased to collaborate with the Martin Guitar team.”
About Liquidmetal Technologies
Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. is the leading developer of bulk alloys and composites that utilize the performance advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to retain a random structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. For more information, go to www.liquidmetal.com.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C. F. Martin & Co. ® (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.
The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the successful Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.
Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.