By partnering with several front runners in the heat treat sector in China, C&L has developed superior refractory metal and alloy materials/parts for high temperature furnaces, targets, the LED market (sapphire crystal growth), and MOCVD equipment. We have advanced analytical labs run by a team of materials and engineering experts with material modeling knowledge and simulation capabilities. Over the years, our engineering team has accumulated an institutional level of proprietary knowledge and has developed a series of high temperature materials and advanced alloys such as MoLa, TZM, and MoW based products. These alloys, with their superior mechanical and physical properties, have been requested by our clients for their next-generation furnace designs and are being used as strong performance metals for their high-tech applications.
We believe continual investments in innovation along with upgrades in our manufacturing and analytical capabilities are essential to the success of a growing market. As we work with our customers to innovate and push the boundaries of product design and production, we are also actively researching and developing additive manufacturing technology. In 2011, C&L collaborated with a manufacturer in China to address the major gaps in additive manufacturing and to gain an advantage over competitors on increased productivity, reduced waste, and minimum tooling turnaround. This innovative project was led by several cross-border metal material specialists who are highly experienced in the Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) Systems process, using 3D printing technology.
Additionally, C&L regularly partners and collaborates with universities and research institutes on various developmental projects. We also co-partner with clients to further enhance the performance of regular grades of wires, plates, sheets, crucibles, as well as new molybdenum and tungsten alloys for advanced applications.