Metglas Company History

1970s Product Development - Corporate R&D

  • 1973 - Discovery of Metglas® Amorphous Alloy Announced (AlliedSignal)
  • 1978 - Transformer Core Alloy Developed & Introduced
  • 1979 - Pilot Continuous Casting Line – AlliedSignal Headquarters, Morristown, NJ (USA)

1980s Process Development - Strategic Business Unit

  • 1982 - Installed First Commercial Transformers in USA
  • Mid 1980’s – Development of Ni-based Brazing Alloys primarily for Aerospace market
  • 1989 - Commenced Production of Transformer Core Alloy – Conway, SC (USA)

1990s Commercial Operation for Metglas Alloys

  • Mid 1990’s – 6-8% of distribution transformers bought in USA utilized Metglas
  • Mid 1990’s – Development of Ni-based Brazing Alloys for the Heat Exchanger/Automotive market
  • 1999 - AlliedSignal buys Honeywell - takes Honeywell name

2000s Commercial Development / Increase of Capacity

  • 2000 – Initial Automotive designs become commercialized using Metglas Brazing Foils
  • 2003 – Purchase of Metglas by Hitachi Metals Ltd (Japan) from Honeywel
  • 2010 – Hitachi Metals increases global capacity to 100kMT/yr (including upgrade to Brazing Lines)
  • 2015 – Commercial Development/Launch of wide Nano-Crystalline product in Conway, SC