Alloyed’s ABD® PGM platform is built to optimise alloy composition for jewellery and high temperature applications

Platinum is one of six platinum-group metals (PGMs), characterised by their high value, low reactivity, and high melting point. The preciousness and nobleness of platinum makes it a popular metal for high-end jewellery: engagement rings, wedding rings and watches. The low susceptibility to oxidation, and high melting point also make it well-suited to ultra-high temperature coating applications, such as for turbine blades and thrusters.

Alloyed’s ABD® PGM platform is built to optimise alloy composition for jewellery and high temperature applications. Models for key properties, relevant to both industries, are available in the platform, including hardness, porosity, melting point, oxidation resistance, and cost. The models utilise a combination of thermodynamics, physical metallurgy, and machine learning. In combination with the ABD® platform, these models enable screening of a large composition space which is something that would be too slow and costly to do through experimental means alone.

Specialist experimental capabilities in our Oxford site have been established for PGMs, guided by the demands of each industry. For jewellery, tests include investment casting, porosity quantification, and hardness evaluation. For coatings, tests include coating deposition, oxidation, and interface characterisation.

Our Capabilities

Alloyed has extensive experience in developing optimised aluminium alloys and aluminium metal matrix composites using the ABD® platform. Our platform incorporates hundreds of metallurgical models applicable to aluminium systems, which allows for prediction and optimisation of both alloy performance and cost for a wide range of potential compositions. 


Post-processing requirements can also be accommodated, including heat treatment optimization for new or existing alloys. This process can be achieved in weeks rather than years and the aluminium alloys can be tailored specifically for the manufacturing process — whether that is casting, forming or AM. Our computational platform is backed by state-of-the-art experimental facilities which allow us to fabricate, process and evaluate any aluminium at lab-scale, which is a crucial step in the development and validation of our computational models.

A Proven Track Record

We are working with several Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industrial sectors, including automotive, aerospace, electronics and green energy. We have a proven track record in delivering improved solutions for aluminium to our customers, and we are well-positioned to develop your next aluminium alloy, whatever your application.


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