By Kari Williamson

AMC produces high performance ultrafine particulate reinforced metal matrix composites, comprised primarily of aluminium materials, for the automotive, aerospace, defence and precision/high speed machinery industries.

AMC will be managed through the Beryllium and Composites segment of Materion, and its product line is said to be complementary to Materion's powder metal-derived beryllium metal-based product lines, including AlBeMet.

Richard J. Hipple, Materion Corporation Chairman, President and CEO, says: “We are excited to welcome AMC to the Materion organisation. There are important technology and marketing synergies among the AMC and Materion businesses which can be leveraged to capture future growth. AMC augments our technology and allows us to provide new material solutions for our customers.

“We expect this acquisition to enable us to expand our platform of applications in the aerospace and defence markets, and possibly the semiconductor equipment market. Further, current AMC customers will benefit from the global range of Materion’s R&D, manufacturing and distribution capabilities.”

Materion Corporation, through its subsidiaries, supplies products such as precious and non-precious speciality metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, speciality coatings, speciality engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.