A Southern California aluminum manufacturer last week acquired a New Jersey 3D printing company in an effort to incorporate new technologies into its existing operations.
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. said the purchase of Imperial Machine & Tool Co. would complement its current metallurgical and application engineering capabilities “for demanding applications in compatible end markets.”
Imperial provides multi-material additive manufacturing and machining with expertise in aluminum as well as titanium, tantalum, molybdenum, nickel alloys, tungsten, cobalt chromium and stainless steel, Kaiser officials added.
“The acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden Kaiser’s ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end markets,” said Chairman and CEO Jack Hockema.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.