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Materion Subsidiary Aims to Become a Lockheed F-35 Casting Tech Supplier; Jim Yurko Comments

Materion Subsidiary Aims to Become a Lockheed F-35 Casting Tech Supplier; Jim Yurko Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

F-35BA Materion Corp. subsidiary is collaborating with Lockheed Martin to become a qualified supplier of aluminum-beryllium casting technology for the F-35 fighter jet’s electro-optical targeting system.

Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites produces aluminum-beryllium composites used in the F-35 EOTS and also seeks to offer its investment casting products to the Lockheed-led program, Materion said Thursday.

Jim Yurko, technology director at Materion, said aluminum-beryllium investment casts are designed for aerospace, defense and precision industrial tool applications.

The company partnered with the Defense Department to increase production of beryllium-based composites for defense equipment at the firm’s Elmore, Ohio facility.

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