Beamalloy Technologies, LLC was originally founded as Beamalloy Corporation with the goal of developing and industrializing the use of direct ion implantation for non-semiconductor applications. The result was the development of the ion beam enhanced deposition (IBED) coating process, which was first patented in 1991. Subsequent patents have also been issued. In 1998, Worthington Industries (NYSE, WOR) became interested in the IBED coating technology because of its potential application as a coating for the machining and stamping tooling used in its various manufacturing divisions as well as coatings for value-added precision engineered components. A successful joint R&D project resulted in the eventual acquisition of BeamAlloy Corporation by Worthington Industries in 2000.
From 2000 through 2003, engineering staff at Worthington Beamalloy specified, designed, and constructed an industrial-scale IBED coating system which has sufficient volume capacity and production economics needed to process engineered components and manufacturing tooling for Worthington Industries and other customers. After Worthington Industries was no longer in the precision metals business, Beamalloy was no longer a strategic fit, and the Beamalloy business was re-purchased from Worthington Industries by the original Beamalloy founders and a group of private investors and re-established as Beamalloy Technologies, LLC. The jointly-developed coating system is still being used by Beamalloy Technologies, LLC to provide toll coating services for a variety of components and manufacturing tooling from a wide variety of industries. The Company now operates in a free-standing 12,500 square foot building in Plain City, Ohio.
Beamalloy recently finished construction and installation of a substantially scaled-up IBED coating system capable of processing much larger individual parts and greater volumes of small parts. The system has a 6-foot-diameter processing chamber, operates in a closed-loop automatic mode, and can coat 3 dimensional parts with high precision and uniformity. This has allowed us to expand our TIONEX™ coating services and incorporate our proprietary TIONEX™ wear-resistant TiN coatings on a wide variety of precision parts for our customers.
Toll coating equipment on-site includes two IBED coating systems manufactured in-house and designed for quick-cycle deposition of metallic and metallic nitride hardcoats. The smaller IBED system chamber is three (3) feet in diameter and the larger IBED system chamber is six (6) feet in diameter. Both are designed to handle parts in a batch coating mode. The larger IBED system is located in a controlled atmosphere clean room area configured for coating of medical components. Parts cleaning equipment includes three 5-station ultrasonic cleaning systems. Also on-site are two drag finishing polishing systems.
Additional on-site equipment includes a full-service machine shop complete with an NC mill, multiple lathes, drill presses, shot blasting hoods, a TIG welder, and a MIG welder.
Mr. Borel earned a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, as well as an MBA from the University of Rochester. For the first 9 years of his professional career Mr. Borel worked as a Design Engineer and New Product Development Manager for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, New York. After completing his MBA, he moved his career back to Columbus where he spent the next 26 years serving in senior level technical and management capacities for Worthington Industries, Inc. After retiring from Worthington, Mr. Borel spent three years as a General Business and Technical Consultant. In 2003 he joined Beamalloy Technologies, LLC as their CEO.
Mr. Borel is a Licensed Electrical Contractor and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. He has served on several boards including: the Center of Science and Industry’s Executive Committee, Grant Hospital, Edison Welding Institute, TKE Education Foundation and the Worthington Hills Country Club.
Arnold H. Deutchman, Ph.D.
Chairman & Director of Research & Product Development
Dr. Deutchman has been active in the materials engineering and surface treatment industry for over 30 years, first in an academic and research environment at The Ohio State University, and continuously for the past 23 years in the industrial sector at Beamalloy Technologies, LLC. He received his B.S. in Physics from Ohio University (Athens, OH) and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). After receiving his doctorate, he spent 9 years as a faculty member and researcher in Ohio State’s Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering Department.
He left academics to co-found BeamAlloy Corporation, now doing business as Beamalloy Technologies, LLC, where he is currently Board Chairman and Director of Research and Product Development. In his role as Director of R&D he is directly involved with the research, development, and application of ion implantation and ion-assisted deposition techniques and technologies for engineering the surfaces of metallic, ceramic, plastic, and glass components. In his role as Board Chairman he is directly involved in marketing and sales activities as well as finance and administration, and helps direct short- and long-term business development. He is the author of numerous articles published in a variety of scientific and trade journals, holds numerous patents, and lectures widely on surface engineering of materials.
Robert J. Partyka
Mr. Partyka holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, both degrees from The Ohio State University. He is a co-founder of Beamalloy Corporation, now doing business as Beamalloy Technologies, LLC, and has been associated with the company continuously for the past 23 years as vice-president of engineering. In his capacity as vice-president of engineering he is responsible for processing equipment design, development, and operation; and coating process development and implementation. He is also active in marketing and sales activity support.
Medical Products Consultant
Mr. Wiley has been active in the medical device industry for over 30 years and has deep experience in management and engineering roles in product development and marketing. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Miami University (Ohio) and Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He has held engineering and manufacturing positions at a variety of medical device companies including Medtronic, Zimmer, Biomet, and DePuy.
Mr. Howard is a veteran Quality Assurance professional with over 30 years of experience in the automotive and medical product manufacturing industries. He holds a B.S. degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management (Falmouth , MA) and a B.A. in Management from Antioch University (Yellow Springs, OH). He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor, a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, and has multiple years experience with Process Validation, Six Sigma, SPC, Gage R&R, CAPA, and FMEA.