Eck Industries co-developed a cerium-aluminum alloy in partnership with the Critical Materials Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ames National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The patented alloy is malleable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and exceptionally stable at high temperatures. These characteristics make the alloy ideal for automotive, aerospace, power generation, and other applications. The new material has been featured on the covers of two technical journals and was recognized with an R&D 100 Award. The research also won the Light Metals Award from The Minerals, Metals & Material Society. The rapid deployment of the material was recognized with a 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
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