Imperial Machine & Tool Co. Acquired by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

 John Barneson (Left), Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, and Chris Joest (Right), President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., celebrating the successful completion of the acquisition.

John Barneson (Left), Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, and Chris Joest (Right), President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., celebrating the successful completion of the acquisition.

Imperial is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU), a global leader in the production of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products for applications in the aerospace, custom automotive and general industrial end markets.

“We’re extremely excited to become part of the Kaiser Aluminum organization as we embark on the next chapter of Imperial’s growth,” said Chris Joest, President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co. “For 75 years we’ve focused on using innovative manufacturing technology to tackle the most challenging work in the industry. It’s this focus on innovation that has allowed us to thrive over so many years. We believe that along with Kaiser Aluminum’s metallurgical and application engineering expertise, we will be able to continue to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”

Imperial Machine & Tool Co. will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of parent company Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.

“This acquisition represents a big step forward for our business,” said Christian Joest, Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Imperial Machine & Tool Co. “Kaiser is aligned with our core values and focus on delivering the highest quality and customer satisfaction. Both Kaiser and Imperial recognize how influential Metal Additive Manufacturing is going to be in the next generation of Advanced Manufacturing and together, we look forward to further developing our leadership position in the field of Metal Additive Manufacturing.”

Learn more about Kaiser Aluminum Corporation at www.kaiseraluminum.com

Successful Expansion & Growth

Two more metal additive manufacturing systems installed at Imperial Machine & Tool Co.

Imperial is proud to announce the successful expansion of our Metal Additive Manufacturing department. With the addition of two more metal additive manufacturing systems - both SLM 280 HL "Twin-Laser" systems - Imperial now operates a total of four metal 3D printers serving customers in critical industries.

Imperial's President, Chris Joest, had this to say about the recently completed expansion.

"We've been in heavily involved in advanced manufacturing since 1943, and have helped lead the charge on metal additive manufacturing since 2013. Our experience has made it crystal clear that Metal Additive Manufacturing will play an integral role in the next generation of our company. We're proud to expand our capacity to four metal AM systems, and we plan to continue growing our AM department, and company as a whole."

We're excited for the next chapter of our business, and will continue to provide the highest levels of quality and service in the Advanced Manufacturing industry as we have for the last 75 years.

 

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Terry Wohlers & Chris Joest share insight on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

 
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Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates, and Chris Joest, President of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., were asked by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to share insight on the state of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. Over the course of an hour, Wohlers and Joest covered many important topics including how AM technology currently "fits-in" to the traditional manufacturing world, the biggest challenges facing the 3D printing industry, and how AM technology will evolve in the coming years. See the full recording below: