WORTHINGTON, Ohio—Hyperion Materials & Technologies reported that it has acquired GLE Precision, a Michigan-based manufacturer that specializes in machining high-precision small parts with extreme surface finishes and tolerances. Hyperion is a global materials science company that develops hard and super-hard materials for numerous industries and applications.

“We are very excited to add GLE’s highly complementary precision manufacturing capabilities to our global footprint and decades-long legacy of materials innovation,” said Hyperion Chief Executive Officer Ron Voigt, in a press release. “GLE possesses unique knowledge in the manufacture of precision tooling, dies, components, and other special wear parts. Together, we can greatly expand the products and services we offer to a more diverse set of customers, especially those who manufacture high-value products in the waterjet cutting, semiconductor, fiber optics, medical, and aerospace industries.”

Founded in 1961 as a manufacturer of plug and ring gages, GLE has evolved into a cutting-edge global precision machining firm by solving customers’ complex problems with responsiveness and quality. The company precision grinds tungsten carbide, ceramic, and other hard exotic materials and produces custom parts to customer specifications, Hyperion said in the release.

“We specialize in extreme tolerances, small parts, and high surface finishes that cannot be accomplished by many others in the world, and we build relationships with our clients to empower them by turning their visions into reality,” said GLE President and General Manager Clint Bucholz, in the release. “The skilled and experienced team that has been vital to our growth and success is thrilled to join Hyperion, which shares our values and commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers worldwide.”

Voigt added, “Bringing GLE into the Hyperion Materials & Technologies family creates exciting possibilities for applying our materials expertise, and we look forward to this enhanced ability to deliver solutions to customers around the globe as we continue to focus on service, innovation and growth.”

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