Kaiser Aluminum acquires additive metal manufacturer

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Kaiser Aluminum Corp. has acquired Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a leader in multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies.

“The acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden Kaiser’s ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end markets,” said Jack A. Hockema, chairman and chief executive. “With a 75-year history of success and innovation, Imperial has a strong management and technical team that will complement our metallurgical and application engineering expertise to further advance our capability to deliver highly engineered solutions for our customers.”

Imperial Machine & Tool, headquartered in Columbia, New Jersey, provides expertise in aluminium and other material and offers a differentiated approach by combining traditional machining know-how and related technical capabilities with additive manufacturing expertise to drive innovative solutions.

Kaiser Aluminum, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, is a leading producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminium products, serving customers worldwide with highly engineered solutions for aerospace, automotive and industrial applications. The company’s North American facilities produce value-added sheet, plate, extrusions, rod, bar, tube and wire products, adhering to traditions of quality, innovation and service.

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