About Us

Shareholders of Ion Industrial Metallurgy Research and Development Incorporated, hereby named Ion Metal, are Ion Aerospace and Non-conventional Manufacturing Limited and the academicians who are members of Middle East Technical University (METU).

Ion Metal performs material characterisation, structural integrity assessment and machining activities thru its in-house facilities. In addition to machining, Ion Metal has certain selected capabilities on fusion and solid state welding, wire-arc additive manufacturing and heat treatment processes. The headquarter of Ion Metal is located in the technopolis zone of METU, whereas laboratories and fabrication halls of Ion Metal are located in METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department’s premises per the agreement between Ion Metal and METU Presidential Office.

Ion Metal has developed a quality management system with the objective of promoting confidence in the operation of laboratories and fabrication halls in accordance with the principles of ISO 9001 and Nadcap audit criteria. Structure and organization of management system of the laboratories and fabrication halls are governed by a quality code and its supplementary documents, which illustrate ability of the laboratories and the fabrication halls for documentation of the management system.

Prof. Dr. C. Hakan Gür

METU Faculty Member

Turhan Güngör

ION Aero General Manager

Dr. Koray Yurtışık

METU Lecturer

Mine Kalkancı

Administrative Affairs
Physicist & metall. & mat. eng., M.Sc.


Hafize Çakmak

Structural Integrity Program
metallurgical & materials engineer, M.Sc.

Mert Balcı

Manufacturing Engineering Program
manufacturing engineer

Baran Tunç

system development & integration
metallurgical & materials engineer