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  1. Web Page 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!

  2. Web Page 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.

  3. Web Page 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.

  4. Web Page 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.

  5. Web Page 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.

  6. Web Page Meeting Growing Demand for Beryllium as Worldwide Supplies Tighten

    Learn more about Materion, the world’s only fully integrated beryllium supplier.

  7. Web Page 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.

  8. Web Page 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.

  9. Web Page 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.

  10. Web Page 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.

  11. Web Page 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.