Hardric Laboratories was founded in 1954 in Waltham, Massachusetts, to make material test specimens for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) quickly expanding its customer base to many research facilities around the world. Gradually, Hardric migrated into prototype machining work and, in the mid-60’s, began focusing on machining pure beryllium acquiring many new skills and capabilities along the way. In 1980, Hardric developed its process for polishing bare beryllium for use on highly accurate scanning mirrors and other applications, and has been improving and refining its process over the years. In 1997, Hardric outgrew its Waltham facility and moved to its current location in North Chelmsford, MA. More recently, Hardric has added sophisticated optical and mechanical test equipment and modern machines capable of meeting the tightest tolerances. In 2011, Hardric’s quality system was registered to ISO9001:2008.