Ultramet engineers, develops, and manufactures refractory metals, platinum group metals, and ceramics for demanding applications that meet the needs of the aerospace, defense, biomedical, and energy industries.
Founded in 1970 to provide custom high temperature materials for the chemical and nuclear industries, Ultramet has become a world-class research and development company that specializes in chemical vapor deposition of advanced materials. Simultaneously, Ultramet manufactures advanced materials products such as high performance thrust chambers used in satellite propulsion systems and open-cell foam used in orthopedic implant devices.
Ultramet is committed to high quality standards, exceptional customer satisfaction, and continual improvement. To achieve these goals, Ultramet maintains a quality management system that is ISO 9001:2008 certified for the following activities: manufacturing and chemical vapor deposition of refractory metals, platinum group metals, and ceramics in the form of coatings, freestanding shapes, composites, and open-cell foam.
Research and Development
Since 1983, Ultramet has actively participated in research and development funded through agencies such as the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. From work that began under government support, Ultramet has developed licensed technology and products that have led to millions of dollars in commercial investment and ongoing direct sales.
Ultramet’s research and development staff covers the fields of materials engineering, chemistry, metallurgy, materials science, chemical engineering, ceramic engineering, and mechanical engineering. This multidisciplinary team is supported by complete fabrication and machining, characterization, analysis, and inspection facilities.
Corrosion Protection Technologies
In 2014 Ultramet formed a spin-off company, Ultramet CPT, to produce tantalum surfaces for the corrosion industry. CPT is an acronym for corrosion protection technologies.
Tantalum is highly resistant to chemical corrosion, and Ultramet uses chemical vapor deposition to form thin diffusion-bonded layers of tantalum into and on top of surfaces of stainless steels and superalloys to eliminate corrosion in the hot corrosive acid, mining, and semiconductor industries. The technology is described on this site HERE and at ultrametcpt.com.