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.