Home Markets Defense ADVANCED MATERIALS THAT ENHANCE DEFENSE AND COMMERCIAL SENSING APPLICATIONS Materion advanced materials solutions provide customers in the defense and commercial sensing market greater flexibility and more choices for optimizing their applications. Based on years of experience working on defense applications for ground, airborne and space based optical systems, missile seekers and thermal management technologies, we understand the unique challenges of the industry and strive to deliver the highest quality materials that ensure performance in mission critical situations. Materials used to enhance the performance of defense and sensing applications include: AlBeMet® Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) and AlBeCast® MMCs are aluminum and beryllium composites that provide exceptional performance for opto-mechanical systems and thermal management for demanding electronics applications. SupremEX® MMCs are made of high quality aluminum reinforced with submicron silicon-carbide particles. providing a lighter, stiffer and stronger composites that are ideal for demanding structural and thermal management applications. Structural-grade beryllium metal offers weight reduction and increased stiffness for ultra-high performance opto-mechanical applications, missile seekers and guidance systems. ToughMet® alloys, copper-nickel-tin materials, are used to make durable bearing and bushings that resist wear and galling on military ground vehicles and aircraft. Multi-Spectral Arrays can be used to reduce the size and weight of aircraft and space-based imaging systems enabling more power efficient systems. Diamond Like Coatings can be customized to provide spectral performance in the MWIR and LWIR range. Enhanced Mirrors/HEL with unique coatings make our mirrors virtually insensitive to polarization and angle of incidence. Enhanced mirrors maintain the highest light output from the UV to the far-infrared range. Wafer Level Coatings offer low-defect wafer level thin film solutions with specialization in customized films for optimal performance and high reliability. Patterned and Nanogetters are thin film getter solutions that incorporate proprietary materials and processes to eliminate stray gases trapped within MEMS device packaging. SEE HOW MATERION IS ENHANCING DEFENSE APPLICATIONS SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE EXCEEDING THE MOST CHALLENGING REQUIREMENTS Materion engineers and scientists are continually innovating solutions to meet the needs of the defense industry and provide precision components and specialized materials suited for a wide variety of applications. We create differentiated solutions for the following specialties within the defense market: Avionics Materials - Lightweight, High Stiffness & Thermally Stable Laser & Microwave Communications - Secure Communication Materials Optical Systems - Materials used in ISR, LIDAR and EO/IR applications Photonics Lasers - Reliable Materials for Tracking and Laser Applications Thermal Imaging - Quality sensors and night vision filters demanded by military thermal imaging applications Weapon Systems - Laser-hardened optics, thin film deposition, filters and mirrors SUPPORTING DEFENSE THROUGH INNOVATION With our experience designing and manufacturing precision products for use in a wide variety of defense applications, we understand the unique challenges of the defense industry and deliver the highest quality specialized materials solutions. Contact our team to learn more about our materials solutions for your defense applications.