Leadership, Innovation, Performance
The global leader in the design, development and production of master alloys and advanced engineered materials
Kymera produces master alloys, specialty alloys and high-purity metal powders for customers who manufacture or market critical products. Kymera creates new high-performance products from premium raw materials. Recognized as the leading supplier for applications where ultimate quality is critical, our high-purity alloys are manufactured in accordance with a certified ISO9001 / AS9100 quality management system and tested by a Nadcap accredited analytical laboratory. Known for our superior expertise in aluminothermic smelting, induction melting, vacuum sintering and metal powder production, we are the preferred supplier for producers of high-quality titanium and super alloy mill products used in aerospace and aircraft applications. Additional investments in advanced hydride / dehydride equipment support our further expansion into progressive technologies to meet present and future market requirements.
A tradition of excellence
Founded on the principles of excellence in applied metallurgical research and development, we have always been driven by a commitment to performance and technical expertise. We offer our customers a flexible range of technical options, backed by long-standing partnerships, that are designed to meet the most demanding product requirements and industry applications. We supply more than 100 standard and specialty alloy formulations in a wide variety of sizes, as well as tailored products to individual customer requirements. In additional to aerospace, our high-purity metal powders can be found in military, medical, electronic, semiconductor, sputtering target and powder metallurgy markets.
While committed to continuous improvement in the purity, performance and consistency of our products, Kymera is equally dedicated to developing specialized product solutions for our customers worldwide. We strive for excellence in customer service and technical support. Our unparalleled experience in alloy design and manufacturing enables us to gain an in-depth understanding of customer specific material requirements and expectations. We are constantly improving our products and processes. If our standard product offerings do not meet your needs, we welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop special alloy compositions and quantities.
Masters of alloy technology
With history dating back over 60 years, Kymera’s sub-brand Reading Alloys has been recognized as a global leader in the design, development and production of specialty alloy products. As one of the pioneers of the modern titanium industry, our facility has been instrumental in the development of many titanium alloys available today, including Ti 6Al-4V. With this foundation, we have continued to grow our footprint beyond the titanium industry, expanding our supply to the steel, superalloy, aluminum and powdered metal industries as well. With a wealth of metallurgical expertise gained through decades of experience, our competitive advantage is our technical capability. We are world-renowned experts in aluminothermic smelting and alloy development with innovation applied throughout the entire production process including melting, processing, inspecting and certification. The unique combination of our master alloys’ physical and mechanical properties allow for a dynamic range of metallurgical alternatives to meet specific performance requirements.
Superior Hydride / De-hydride processing
The Hydride-Dehydride (HDH) process is used primarily for Ti and Ti-6Al4V powder production. It relies upon the brittle nature of corresponding metal hydrides. These metal hydrides are milled and screened to produce fine powders. After the powder is sized, interstitial hydrogen is subsequently removed using vacuum and heat to produce finished metallic powders. These powders have blocky and angular, spongey, or equiaxed morphology and can also be magnetically screened and acid washed to remove any ferromagnetic contamination. The brittle hydrides are then crushed and classified to the desired particle size range. The crushing process produces a range of particle size distributions (PSD). The PSDs can be controlled via classification methods to meet upper and/or lower limits. Kymera offers powders down to 325 mesh (45 microns) distribution. Primary advantages of HDH titanium powders are that they are free flowing with careful selection of raw material feedstock and powder morphology, in addition to PSD. These powders have been successfully used in a wide range of traditional PM applications to make cost effective net shape and near-net shape products.
Rigid Quality Control
World-class quality assurance
We maintain comprehensive quality assurance processes and precision material characterization systems to support the manufacture and development of our master alloys and high-purity fine powders. As a world-class supplier of master alloys for aerospace and other demanding industries, Kymera maintains rigid quality controls throughout the manufacturing process; from raw materials to final shipping. All incoming raw materials are carefully inspected & tested for conformance to exacting standards while final product samples are tested in accordance with ASTM standards to demonstrate compliance to customer specifications. To support this level of control, our laboratory offers an array of analytical testing methods ensuring the accurate determination of all required major and minor elements in our materials.