Originally Posted by KDarling
Just thinking aloud...
The whole point of LM is the fact that it can be injection molded into shapes, instead of having to be milled.
The article talks about a process to make LM sheets, which is likely not the target shape, but perhaps could be used as raw material for such molds.
Agree. LM's amorphous nature allows it to be injected into molds like plastic, in a semi-soft state. Instead of being poured into molds in molten liquid state like conventional "crystalline" metal alloys. So, I guess, LM makes it possible to create metal objects in more complex shapes than could be cast with conventional metal alloys. That's more or less the exact opposite of creating sheets.
Maybe those sheets, still hot, could be immediately molded into, say, the upper and lower halves of a MacBook Air / MacBook Pro enclosure. That would eliminate most or all of the complex and time-consuming CNC machining that the current aluminum enclosures require. (I wonder if it's possible to mold LM screw threads...)