Thermacore acquires PMT, expands thermal capabilities

  • 26-May-2010 07:59 EDT

Thermacore, a provider of advanced thermal management solutions, has acquired Pittsburgh Materials Technology (PMT). PMT specializes in complex material joining, refractory metal alloy development and characterization, mechanical testing to 2000°C and above, and most recently, cryomilling of aluminum to achieve higher material strengths. Among the capabilities that PMT will add to Thermacore's existing strengths is vacuum brazing of complex aluminum cold plates and heat exchangers used in electronic systems. Specifically, the key elements of PMT's vacuum brazing capabilities include a number of vacuum braze furnaces for applications with temperatures ranging from 600 to 1900°C, complex joint design and assembly, helium leak testing, and post braze heat treatment. PMT's existing customer base includes energy and metals production, electronics manufacture, military vehicle manufacture, space propulsion, and other specialized testing.

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