Technical ceramics company Ceradyne has won a $1.5 million order from Areva’s Transnuclear group for boron carbide-aluminum matrix composite (MMC) components.

The company will machine the parts, which will be used in the Transnuclear Nuhoms spent fuel dry storage systems, from ingots of MMC supplied by Alcan.

The components are scheduled for delivery by the summer of 2007.