Hyperion Materials & Technologies wins Innovation Award at GrindTec for AM110

Mar 17, 2022
Grade AM110 Carbide Rods win Innovation Award at GrindTec 2022

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a leading global materials science company that develops hard and super-hard materials for a variety of industries and applications, collected an Innovation Award this week at the GrindTec trade show in Augsburg, Germany, for its AM110™ grade of tungsten carbide rod blanks used to make tools for machining superalloys.

Hyperion’s materials experts specially engineered grade AM110 to optimize the hardness, toughness and galling resistance required for machining superalloys in today’s demanding industrial applications. Some of the targeted markets include aerospace, medical and energy, where quality and productivity are critical to manufacturing precision components.

“Winning this award is a testament to the hard work of everyone on the Hyperion team,” said JP Camardo, General Manager of Carbide Rods at Hyperion. “From the teams in the field to the research and development group, it was a true team effort to develop the ideal composition with grade AM110, delivering a product that provides a superior balance between wear, galling and toughness for superalloy machining.”

The GrindTec trade fair and sponsor Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker e.V. (FDPW) are awarding prizes for products, processes and services that stand out due to their innovative strength and outstanding performance.

Testing at Hyperion demonstrated that end milling tools made with grade AM110 rod blanks performed 35 percent better on INCONEL* workpieces compared to conventional tungsten carbide grades.

Hyperion offers grade AM110 carbide rods in a variety of dimensions and finishes and as sintered or ground to ISO h5 or h6 tolerances. Visit the product page to learn more about Hyperion’s grade AM110 carbide rods, as well as the company’s complete portfolio of tungsten carbide rods suited to meet a wide variety of manufacturing needs.


* INCONEL is a registered trademark owned by Huntington Alloys Corporation in the United States and elsewhere.