Kaiser Aluminum Corp. acquired Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a provider of multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies for aerospace, automotive, defense and general industrial applications. Columbia, N.J.-based Imperial Machine & Tool provides multi-material expertise in aluminum, titanium, tantalum, molybdenum, nickel alloys, tungsten, cobalt chromium and stainless steel. The company offers a differentiated approach by combining traditional machining know-how and related technical capabilities with additive-manufacturing expertise.

According to Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based Kaiser Aluminum, the acquisition brings significant technology and intellectual property to broaden its ability to provide solutions for demanding applications in compatible end markets.