Home Resource Center News and Announcements Beryllium and Composites Beryllium and Composites News Materion publishes news and announcements from Materion Beryllium and Composites. Find information on awards, partnerships and product updates. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional information, please feel free to Contact Us. Beryllium Blazes New Trail for Telescopes from NASA Spinoff Materion beryllium makes the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope possible. This findings from this application of beryllium contributes to additional technology innovation. Read more on why NASA picked it for space! We Wrote the Book ASM International publishes the 34-volume set of Metals Handbooks. A team of Materion engineers helped write some chapters of this widely used resource on metallurgy. At The Heart of Medical Nuclear Imaging Learn why beryllium’s unique properties make it the material of choice for components at the heart of research reactors that produce radiopharmaceuticals used in medical nuclear imaging. Beryllium Mirrors for Space Telescopes - Beryllium Optics Enable Space Technologies This article documents the process that took place to determine the best material for use in the James Webb Space Telescope and the developmental history leading up to that decision. Beryllium Steps Up to Meet Rigorous End-use Performance Requirements In 2014 Materion announced a breakthrough in its AlBeCast® aluminum beryllium investment casting technology that improves casting quality and dramatically reduces production costs. The breakthrough was instrumental in winning an order from Lockheed Martin Corporation for the F-35 fighter jet’s Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System. Meeting Growing Demand for Beryllium as Worldwide Supplies Tighten Learn more about Materion, the world’s only fully integrated beryllium supplier. Materion Honored with CMS Crystal Award On October 13, 2014, Materion was honored by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) group at CERN with their "Crystal Award" for the work we did delivering the CMS beryllium beam pipe. Materion is only one of 19 companies to have ever received the Crystal Award since the award's inception in 2000. Hashiguchi Becomes Fellow in ASM At Materion, we take pride in volunteering and giving back to professional organizations in the industries we serve. Don Hashiguchi, Principal Scientist, Beryllium & Composites, has been an active member of The American Society for Metalsfor nearly 30 years, the same as his tenure with Materion. Materion Beryllium & Composites Expands Capabilities for Proprietary AlBeCast(R) Aluminum Beryllium Products Materion Beryllium & Composites, a Materion Corporation business, announced today the completion of a significant milestone of its capabilities and operations for proprietary investment cast AlBeCast® aluminum beryllium products. Materion is the world's only mine-to-mill integrated beryllium producer, providing an assured, long-term source of beryllium. Materion Enters into Strategic Partnership Materion Enters into Strategic Partnership with Liquidmetal® Technologies Inc. Companies will collaborate on research and development and global scale production capabilities. Shapeshifting the Market for Amorphous Metals Materion Beryllium & Composites, with Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., is helping to bring a remarkable zirconium-based alloy that was developed at the California Institute of Technology decades ago to the attention of commercial customers.