IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., an advanced alloys and precision castings company, reports that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, IBC Engineered Materials Corp. has received a purchase order from Kaman Corporation to supply critical imaging system components that will be used on U.S. naval and foreign military tactical aircraft.
Production on the new contract has begun at IBC's Wilmington, MA facility with the first components scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2015. Based on past program purchases IBC-EMC expects to make further sales of related components. Terms of the order are not disclosed.
"IBC-EMC has extensive experience in high performance optical targeting systems where weight savings and high modulus are critical performance factors," said Ray White, IBC EMC President. "Our Beralcast castable alloys are ideally suited to these kinds of specialized precision applications and can uniquely offer defense and aerospace contractors cost effective solutions compared to more traditional machined components. We are delighted to be working with Kaman Corporation who are committed to manufacturing excellence and we look forward to supporting them in additional programs."
Beralcast alloys are suited to many aerospace applications where lightweight, high modulus and cost are critical performance factors. Beralcast alloys are three times stiffer and 22 percent less weight than aluminum. Beralcast alloys can be an engineered substitute for aluminum, magnesium, titanium, metal matrix composites, pure beryllium or powder metallurgy beryllium-aluminum materials in the appropriate applications.
Kaman's industrial distribution subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies, is No. 20 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List.