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The Successful Demonstration of the Bonding of Metal to ALON® Optical Ceramic Creates many New Oppor

While ALON has comparable mechanical (hardness and strength) and dielectric properties to alumina, its transparency and superior chemical resistance makes it a preferred, and ‘See Through’ alternative for many applications. Current applications of ALON such as transparent armor, sensor and reconnaissance windows and domes exploit its unique combination of optical (UV to MWIR transparency), mechanical (high hardness, strength and durability) properties.

This new bonding technology, will extend the application of ALON to new applications, including Oil and Gas drilling where ceramic and metal components must be joined.

Founded in 1982, Surmet Corporation is an Advanced Materials Technology Company, with a vertically integrated manufacturing capability. In addition to multiple facilities in Massachusetts, including its Headquarters, Surmet also has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Buffalo, NY and Murrieta, CA.

Surmet thanks the US Department of Defense and Department of Energy for their support through R&D and technology transition funding.

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