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We power innovation and ambition through customer focus, engineering excellence, and industry-leading culture. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, we manufacture mission-critical parts that are lighter, stronger, and faster to market with additive manufacturing. A leader in refractory metal additive manufacturing, the Castheon name is synonymous with high-quality, isotropic microstructures, and advanced metallurgy and print parameter development.

Our Foundation

Castheon, founded by Dr. Youping Gao in 2016, is an innovative leader in the aerospace industry specializing in additive manufacturing research, development, and production services. We focus on the development of robust Laser Powder Bed Fusion processes for aerospace, defense, and industrial-based customers. ADDMAN acquired Castheon in 2021 and in the Spring of 2023, Castheon expanded into a 40,000-square-foot facility.

Our primary objective is to provide high-quality components and robust additive manufacturing solutions that establish a competitive advantage for our clients. Castheon is known for its development of new materials for Additive Manufacturing and the “Gao Block,” a tool that enables the development of robust manufacturing processes.

The Gao Block

As a true innovator in the field of metal additive manufacturing, Dr. Gao boasts 20 years of unmatched experience and has developed the iconic Gao Block, which is depicted in the company’s new logo. The Gao Block is a physical metallurgy-based creation that accelerates and enhances the improvement of AM parameters and microstructure, resulting in the strongest possible material strength. Not only does it quicken the AM process parameters, but it also helps enhance the microstructure for top-notch material qualities. A seamless build of a Gao Block without any distortions is a clear indicator of successful AM parameters for a particular alloy. Learn more about the Castheon name in our blog. “Decoding the Significance: The Hidden Meanings Behind Our Company Names”.

The ADDMAN Advantage

Access to a Complete Range of Manufacturing Services

Castheon is a part of the ADDMAN Group, which means that our customers have access to a complete range of manufacturing services, from initial design to the end of a product’s life cycle. Our customers benefit from the integration of polymer 3D printing, injection molding, and traditional manufacturing services along with our cutting-edge metal additive capabilities. This allows us to offer a complete solution to our customers, making us a one-stop shop for all their manufacturing needs. With our expertise in metal additive manufacturing and our access to a full range of manufacturing services, we can help you create the products you need, quickly and efficiently.

Be part of the future

ADDMAN is powering the pursuit to bring American innovation and your career to the next level. We help our customers solve increasingly complex manufacturing challenges through our radically innovative use of additive technologies that deliver end-to-end solutions. Our leadership team empowers everyone to think differently in order to achieve these results. Is this the kind of challenge you are looking for?