Ametek acquires Reading Alloys

May 15, 2008

Ametek Inc., Paoli, Pa., a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Reading Alloys, a specialty metals producer that of titanium master alloys and highly engineered metal powders used in the aerospace, medical implant, military, and electronics markets.

Reading Alloys joins Ametek as part of its Electromechanical Group (EMG). In addition to specialty metal products, EMG produces electrical interconnects, microelectronic packaging, technical motors and systems, and electric motors for floor care and other applications.

Ametek says Reading Alloys' titanium powders expand its position in customized titanium products and add to its capabilities in strip and foil products used in medical devices, electronic components, and aerospace instruments. In addition, Ametek says Reading Alloys' metal powder production techniques complement its existing gas and water atomization capabilities.

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