Aerospace & Defense


Anderson Materials Evaluation has extensive experience working with the aerospace industry.  Our most common projects for the aerospace industry include adhesive bonding issues, thermal and characterization testing of composites (including thermal expansion, glass transition temperature and composition analysis), weld cross section analysis, aluminum alloy surface treatments, thermal insulation materials, and materials characterization to ensure materials from suppliers meet specifications.  We also have experience working with avionics, satellite electronics and packaging, and high-energy-density silver-zinc and lithium-ion batteries.  Call us and discuss these, or other materials problems and development issues you may have.

Our work in Aerospace ranges from commercial and military aircraft manufacturers, maintenance organizations, parts and component makers, and customers.  GE, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Cessna, Alcore and Middle River Aircraft Systems are among our aerospace customers. See additional clients below.


Anderson Materials has deep roots in the defense industry.  Our founder Dr. Charles Anderson worked 10 years for the Navy at the White Oak Naval Surface Warfare Center and 6 years for Lockheed Martin Laboratories – Baltimore solving materials problems before starting AME. Our co-owner, Dr. Lorrie Krebs worked as an Army Research Laboratory Fellow.  We have done work with many applications in defense including weapons systems corrosion, high-energy-density batteries, sensors, and rocket motors.  Common materials examined include metal alloys, protective and optical coatings, heat-producting intermetallic materials, composites, semiconductors, optical glasses, and pyrotechnic materials; common analyses of materials for defense applications include corrosion and degradation analysis, materials characterization, and failure analysis.  We are happy to talk to you about other materials problems or development issues you may have, applying our experience in the defense industry and in many commercial applications.

We have worked with Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet and the US Army, Navy and Air Force among others in the defense industry.  See additional clients below.

Our aerospace and defense customers include:


  • A-Carb LLC, a Messier-Bugatti company
  • Aeroflex Plainview
  • Agiltron Corporation
  • Albany Engineered Composites
  • Alcore Inc.
  • Alion Science and Technology
  • BAE Systems
  • Belac
  • Cessna Aircraft
  • CTS Corporation
  • Cytec Industries Inc.
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Ellcott Aerospace Inc.
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Specialties Corp. (Heico)
  • First Wave MRO
  • Gamma Engineering, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corp.
  • General Electric Aviation
  • Gentex
  • Glacier Garlock Bearings N.A.
  • Groen Brothers Aviation
  • Kansas Aviation
  • Kaydon Ring and Seal
  • Laird Technologies
  • Liburdi Turbine Services Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lynntech
  • Magellan Aerospace
  • Memry Corp., a SAES Group Co.
  • Microcosm
  • Middle River Aircraft Systems
  • Motion Sensors
  • NanoRacks LLC
  • National Technical Systems
  • NORDAM Group
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nufern Inc.
  • Plascore
  • PMA Sales
  • Rochester Precision Optics LLC
  • SEAKR Engineering
  • Space Systems/Loral
  • Specialty Coatings
  • Standard Signs, Inc.
  • Strube
  • Vertical Aerospace
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Web Industries, Inc.
  • Weber Aircraft
  • Yardney Technical Products


  • AAI Corporation of Textron Systems
  • Advanced Thermal Batteries
  • Aerojet
  • Albany Engineered Composites
  • Alion Science and Technology
  • ATK Space Systems
  • ATK Tactical Systems
  • Curtis-Wright Electromechanical
  • DRS Technologies
  • Egide USA
  • Elite Protective Personal Equipment
  • Energetic Materials and Products
  • Foster-Miller
  • General Dynamics Corp. – Global Imaging Technologies
  • ITT Intelligence & Information Warfare
  • ITT Space Systems


  • K&L Microwave
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA)
  • NAMMO Composite Solutions
  • Nil-Cor, LLC
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Paricon Technologies Corp.
  • Patrick Power Products
  • Physical Optics
  • Raytheon
  • Rochester Precision Optics LLC
  • Seacoast Science, Inc.
  • Shultz Steel Corp.
  • Special Devices
  • Trios Associates (SAIC now)
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Navy