Precision Machining Leader GLE
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Hyperion Materials & Technologies acquires GLE Precision

Sept. 9, 2021


Hyperion Materials & Technologies acquires precision machining leader GLE Precision

Addition of cutting-edge precision machining leader expands offering of extreme tolerance components

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a leading global materials science company that develops hard and super-hard materials for a wide range of industries and applications, announced today it has acquired GLE Precision, a Michigan-based manufacturer that specializes in high-precision small parts, extreme surface finishes and tolerances.

“We are very excited to add GLE’s highly complementary precision manufacturing capabilities to our global footprint and decades-long legacy of materials innovation,” said Ron Voigt, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion. “GLE possesses unique knowledge in the manufacture of precision tooling, dies, components and other special wear parts. Together we can greatly expand the products and services we offer to a more diverse set of customers, especially those who manufacture high-value products in the waterjet cutting, semiconductor, fiber optics, medical and aerospace industries.”

Founded in 1961 as a manufacturer of plug and ring gages, GLE has evolved into a cutting-edge global precision machining leader by solving customers’ complex problems with responsiveness and quality. The company precision grinds tungsten carbide, ceramic and other hard exotic materials, and produces custom parts, all to customer specifications.

“We specialize in extreme tolerances, small parts and high surface finishes that cannot be accomplished by many others in the world, and we build relationships with our clients to empower them by turning their visions into reality,” said Clint Bucholz, President and General Manager of GLE. “The skilled and experienced team that has been vital to our growth and success is thrilled to join Hyperion, which shares our values and commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers worldwide.”

Voigt added, “Bringing GLE into the Hyperion Materials & Technologies family creates exciting possibilities for applying our materials expertise, and we look forward to this enhanced ability to deliver solutions to customers around the globe as we continue to focus on service, innovation and growth.”


Media Contacts



Alexandra Kusoffsky, Vice President, Marketing

GLE Precision:

Clint Bucholz, President and General Manager


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About Hyperion Materials & Technologies

Hyperion Materials & Technologies, headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, USA, is a global leader in hard and super-hard materials with nearly 70 years of experience in cemented carbide, diamond and cubic boron nitride technologies. Hyperion specializes in premium base materials, toolmaker components, engineered products, and process tools and solutions for the most demanding applications. With about 1,700 employees worldwide, Hyperion has its production footprint in North and South America, Europe and Asia, and sales in more than 70 countries. To learn more, visit or check out Hyperion’s profiles on LinkedIn or YouTube.


About GLE Precision

GLE Precision is a cutting-edge precision manufacturer that develops extremely tight tolerance wear components and gages. Primarily working with cemented carbides and ceramics, GLE’s products range from plug and ring gages, drill bushings, punches and dies to other special make-to-print tooling and wear parts. Formed in 1961 and headquartered in Bridgeport, Mich., GLE employs nearly 60 associates and serves customers worldwide. To learn more, visit or check out GLE’s profiles on LinkedIn or YouTube.


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