03. November 2017 | Industry, Technology, Uses

Boeing HorizonX invests in advanced materials producer Gamma Alloys

Boeing has announced its investment in Valencia, Calif.-based Gamma Alloys, a leader in aluminium alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composites for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries. This investment by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, which was established earlier this year, is its first in advanced materials and machining development and applications.

Gamma Alloys, founded in 2008, is pursuing breakthroughs in nano-reinforced aluminium alloys, where the aluminium is reinforced with microscopic particles, or nanoparticles. These alloys provide increased stiffness, improved wear resistance and greater strength than current materials across a wider range of temperatures. Gamma Alloys is particularly focused on custom solutions where design engineers are currently limited in what they can create with traditionally available materials.

”With funding from Boeing, we will explore compelling applications across demanding industries such as aerospace while accelerating our nanoparticle material development and the full-scale industrialization of our manufacturing processes,” said Gamma Alloys CEO Mark Sommer. “The decision to choose Boeing HorizonX Ventures was simple – the opportunity to partner with Boeing was too compelling to pass up.”

 




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