Ion Metal performs manufacturing activities thru its in-house facilities. The specimens that are subject to testing and examination are fabricated at its Nadcap accredited machining shop, as well. These facilities are also utilized for conventional and non-conventional machining work required for R&D and other industrial projects.
In addition to machining, Ion Metal has certain selected capabilities on fusion and solid state welding, wire-arc additive manufacturing and heat treatment processes. Ion provides information on welding and additive manufacturing technologies to its clients when they do not have a clear overview of the impact and possibilities or have the knowledge or mindset to find appropriate solutions that solves their problems. Ion has certified welding engineers, who has expertise on weldability and manufacturability of exotic alloys, as well as conventional ones.
Next generation structural and enclosing assemblies demand for hybrid structures composed of materials with high specific-strength that should be preserved at extreme service conditions. Such hybrid structures offer structural performance, which combines the superior properties of each constituent material, but also bring the similar and dissimilar joining to the agenda where an engineering judgement and/or a customised procedure is required. Structural reliability is of paramount importance in the high demanding service conditions of the propulsion and structural applications in aerospace industry. Besides having comprehensive experience on hybrid Laser and plasma arc welding technologies, Ion Metal has recently focused particularly on solid-state welding technologies and graded transition (functionally graded) joints that are additively manufactured.
ME program manager