IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. reports that it has signed a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with Inrad Optics Inc. (OTCQX:INRD) to evaluate the technical and commercial viability of IBC's proprietary Beralcast® alloys as an effective enhancement to its high quality of custom high performance advanced optic products.
Under the terms of the MOU, the parties have agreed to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects and evaluate the viability and commercialization of IBC's proprietary Beralcast® alloys as a cost effective alternative substrate material for components of custom precision optical systems. This MOU builds on the successful results of an initial informal test project already completed between the two companies and demonstrates a long term commitment to materials optimization and manufacturing excellence.
Inrad Optics is a vertically-integrated photonics manufacturer offering crystal-based optical components and devices, custom optical components from both glass and metal and precision optical and opto-mechanical assemblies. Its components and photonic devices are used in a wide variety of defense, aerospace, laser, medical, process control and metrology applications. Inrad specializes in applying advanced manufacturing systems to crystal, glass and metal substrates.
"IBC Advanced Alloys is pleased to sign this MOU with Inrad Optics which will demonstrate the increased viability of our Beralcast® alloys and cast components," said Ray White, President of IBC Engineered Materials Corporation. "IBC's partnership and collaboration with Inrad Optics advances the potential for our engineered materials products," continued White, "and demonstrates our continued commitment in identifying and evaluating alternative uses for our Beralcast alloys."
Beralcast® alloys can be used in virtually any high performance application requiring complex, lightweight and high-stiffness parts and can be substituted for aluminum, magnesium, titanium, metal matrix composites as well as pure beryllium or powder metallurgy beryllium-aluminum. Beralcast® alloys are more than three times stiffer than aluminum with 22% less weight and can be precision-cast for simple and complex three-dimensional stability. These high modulus alloys are ideal for high performance industrial and high tech components as well as for a wide range of aerospace applications.