About Us

We are the global leader in hard and super-hard materials. Through our more than 60 years of creating exclusive cemented carbide, diamond and cubic boron nitride materials, we offer an extensive portfolio of products and the expertise to develop custom solutions for your most demanding applications. Scroll down to learn more about who we are and how we can empower you to perform better.

Our Purpose Statement

To apply our materials science, engineering and manufacturing expertise to position our customers to win.


Our Core Values

We operate the business as owners

We innovate and deliver solutions that drive our customers’ success

We learn together and improve every day

We listen to, respect, and engage with one another

We value the cultures and support the communities where we operate


Our Clients

Clients Our clients span a wide range of markets and industries. They create drill bits, cut diapers, polish optical materials, draw wire, roll cans, cut metal and so much more. To perform these functions efficiently and reliably, our customers require quality materials that can withstand the challenging demands of these processes.

Simply put, we provide the products and expertise to help companies develop new, better and innovative manufacturing solutions; increase production; improve efficiency; and cut costs through superior quality and reliability.

We specialize in developing premium base materials, toolmaker components, engineered products, and process tools and solutions for the most demanding applications. More importantly, we have a vertically integrated supply chain that gives us the unique ability to partner with our clients during all stages of development to create innovative, tailor-made solutions.

Visit our Technologies page, or Contact Us to learn more about our exclusive materials and industry-leading knowledge.

Hyperion Materials & Technologies — A legacy of expertise and a future of infinite possibilities

Hyperion Materials & Technologies is born out of decades of excellence as GE, Diamond Innovations, and Sandvik Hard Materials. We have been a standalone company since July 2018 and employ more than 1,600 people around the world who are dedicated to creating solutions for your hard and super-hard material needs through partnership and innovation. We are headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, USA. Our global footprint includes sales in more than 70 countries and production facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Heavy investment in pioneering research and development is our foundation, and partnership with our customers to create innovative technologies and material solutions are the building blocks for our continued growth.

On December 31, 2019, we acquired AFC Hartmetall, a manufacturer of cemented carbide solid and coolant channel rotary tool blanks.  This acquisition drives our growth in offering unique solutions for our rotary tool blank customers.

Sustainability — The right way to do business

At Hyperion, we are dedicated to shaping a sustainable future. We fulfill all existing environmental requirements, and we constantly work to minimize the impacts of our operations and offerings. We pursue long-term, profitable growth, and we uphold the highest ethical standards. We make economic, environmental and social responsibilities integral parts of our business plans and decisions.


Recycling — A partnership for a greener world

Our industry-leading Carbide Recycling Program is one of the major ways in which we promote sustainability. Our program:

  • Is an easy-to-use, customer-driven service that guarantees your carbide is recycled in an environmentally friendly manner
  • Ensures a sustainable supply of raw materials
  • Reduces the environmental impact of producing carbide


Here’s how it works: We purchase used carbide tools and products from our customers, and we partner with world-class recycling companies that convert these used products back into useable raw materials, most of which are identical to those produced directly from mined ore. For example, tungsten, one of the most important elements used to create cemented carbide, is extremely rare, comprising less than 0.0001 percent of the earth’s crust. Through a controlled chemical process, recyclers recover tungsten from used carbide in a form that is seamlessly blended into the supply stream. This makes a large impact on the environment. For example, 15 tons of mined earth is needed to yield the same amount of tungsten as when recycling just 70 kilograms of carbide, and recycling 1.2 kilograms of scrap will return 1 kilogram of carbide. Using recycled material to manufacture carbide also consumes less energy and emits less carbon dioxide compared to using materials extracted from ore.

Learn more about recycling cemented carbide and how we can help you do it.

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