Keystone is the leading provider of aerospace and defense additive manufacturing solutions – from technology development and application discovery; through product design, testing and qualification; to production, sustainment, and service. Over the last 18 years, Keystone has strategically built additive manufacturing capability proven in products, alloy systems, customer qualifications, and industry production and quality standards. The compilation of capability is built around our vast industry and materials processing experience in transferring highly innovative technologies into aerospace production.
We make the complex easier. The applications of our products include challenging operating environments. There is a lot of industry excitement regarding metal additive manufacturing, but most companies do not have an appreciation for the differing types of additive manufacturing or the complexities involved in the application and qualification of additive manufacturing as an alternative to casting, forging, or fabrication. Customers rely on our experience in qualifying innovative technologies into full scale production, having done this twice in major disruptive technologies for aerospace production. We understand the relationship between design, materials, processes, quality, and application integration, and have built our additive manufacturing capability strategically over 18 years to address the underlying issues limiting rapid adoption of metal additive manufacturing. We have the flexibility to offer hybrid additive manufacturing capability. We evaluate customer challenges and provide tailored additive manufacturing solutions to achieve production level qualification.
We built our additive manufacturing capabilities to address issues of repeatability and inspectability — the two primary issues limiting rapid adoption of metal additive manufacturing, especially in demanding aerospace applications. Our real-time closed-loop process controls coupled with our metallurgical algorithms yield a stable, reliable, and repeatable process. Third-party validation of our process confirm that a uniform and repeatable process and properties can be achieved with large-scale additively manufactured components.
Keystone recently partnered with Advanced Core Concepts (“ACC”), a Georgia-based solutions provider of research and development, technical services, and products to the the space, defense, and intelligence markets. Keystone’ partnership with ACC will help us to further qualify and commercialize key technologies developed through research and development, as well as to broaden our ability to manufacture production hardware and serve customer throughout product life cycles.
We are interested in partnerships and collaborative opportunities, including captive operation and/or exclusive operating agreements, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, and innovation center membership.