Almost every region in Canada has a “Great Mining Story” and Ontario is no exception. Just outside of Peterborough, Ontario in the township of Deloro, the Goldmines of M.J. O’Brien produced gold in 1868 during the height of the Gold Rush. But gold wasn’t the only rich ore that would come out of these mines. Cobalt also was discovered. This ancient metal, once used in jewelry making, was now having its own renaissance when an Indiana man named Elwood Haynes discovered that a very clean form of cobalt—that he later called Stellite —could enhance manufacturing. That’s when another “mineral rush’ took place in which cobalt became the coveted ore. Further north in Cobalt, Ontario silver was discovered in 1903. With this new Silver Rush, the Deloro Mining and Reduction Company was founded in 1907—the same year Haynes patented Stellite. The Deloro Smelting and Refining Company of Deloro would eventually reach a licencing agreement with Haynes in 1910 and the race to industrialize this “wonder metal” into Stellite alloys was on. Extracting minerals was a far cry from the methods used today–but the goal to produce high quality metals never waned. Reduction methods were then put to test during the manufacturing boom after WWII, where the demand for high-quality metals such as cobalt skyrocketed. Geopolitical factors and technological innovations continued to shape the rise and demand for better metal products bringing us to where we are today as a global leader in sustainable metal processing.
A century-and-a-half later, Canada’s “Great Mining Story” is still going strong. In 2012, Canada Deloro Stellite was acquired. We established TMetal in Toronto to continue this legacy in metal materials innovation. At TMetal, we leverage Canada’s storied history in metals mining with building cutting-edge innovations of the 21st century. TMetal produces powders, wires, and components from cobalt and nickel alloys that can withstand the harshest conditions such as erosion, corrosion, abrasion, and high heat. .That is why our products can be found in a wide range of industries from aerospace, oil& gas, to biomedical. We understand the boundless applications for metal products from the utilitarian cutting knife in the kitchen and customized tooling to the highest forms of additive manufacturing where corrosion, erosion, and high-temperature resistant metal parts are vital, such as turbine on airplane. And that’s not all. TMetal holds patents for aerospace and the biomedicine sectors. We partner with academic and governmental institutions to invest in research and development. Our years of experience in manufacturing, along with our thorough understanding of industry needs, enable us to deliver the solutions that best suit your specifications and needs. We not only aim to produce the best possible metal products to optimize performance and cut time and costs, but we aim to create innovative breakthroughs that will make living easier today. Together, we build up a better world and a sustainable planet. And speaking of sustainability—sustainability isn’t just a concept at TMetal. We believe that a company should not just be about profits—it should also be the benchmark in sustainability. That’s why we have heavily invested in R&D to ensure sustainable processes that push the boundaries of what metal can do in such industries as aerospace, medical, and technology such as 3-D printing. At TMetal, we want to steer humankind in the right direction by building future innovations that represent value and well-being through sustainable, cost-effective processes that outpace our competitors. We know the best is yet to come and TMetal can’t wait to show you what we can do for you.