The strong product development success and tradition of Ultramet are very much a part of Ultramet CPT as we share many of the same people, facilities and knowledge base.

Our collective history goes back to 1983, when Ultramet began to actively participate in the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs with agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy. From work that began with SBIR/STTR support, Ultramet has developed licensed technology and products that have led to millions of dollars in commercial investment and ongoing direct sales. In addition, Ultramet has spun-off three companies from programs originally supported with SBIR/STTR funding.

Ultramet / Ultramet CPT’s world-class research and development staff covers the fields of materials engineering, chemistry, metallurgy, materials science, chemical engineering, ceramic engineering, and mechanical engineering. This multidisciplinary team is supported by complete fabrication, machining, characterization, analysis, and inspection facilities.


  • Chemical Vapor Deposition and Heat Treatment
  • Twenty-one low frequency induction heaters, 15–125 kW
  • Two high frequency induction heaters, 5 and 15 kW
  • Three resistance heaters, 15 kW
  • Four ultraviolet-assisted chemical vapor deposition stations
  • Two electric furnaces: 1700°C and 1200°C
  • Two mechanical convection ovens: 565°C and 343°C


  • Scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer
  • X-ray diffractometer with stress analysis system
  • Automatic mechanical test system
  • Sebastian adherence tester
  • Microhardness measurement system
  • Stereomicroscope and optical microscope, both with digital camera
  • BET and chemisorption equipment
  • Thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis, differential scanning calorimetry system
  • Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer

Machine Shop

  • CNC lathe and grinder with Mastercam three-dimensional design software
  • OD, ID, and centerless grinders
  • Conventional mills and lathes
  • Automated lapping machines and surface grinders
  • Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Foam and Rhenium Manufacturing
  • Six carbon furnaces
  • Three hydrogen reduction furnaces
  • Two pellet presses


Ultramet CPT is committed to high quality standards, exceptional customer satisfaction, and continual improvement.