Aluminum
Metal-Matrix-Composites

DWA-USA is a global leader in the development and manufacture of aluminum metal-matrix-composites for improved structural performance through lightweighting, service life extension, and enabling designs. We specialize in semi-finished raw materials and value-added finished parts based on extrusion, forging and rolling. DWA-USA will positively impact your system through reduced structural weight, improved dynamic response and maximum extended service life.

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DWA Aluminum Composites USA, Inc.

A History of Engineered Powder Metallurgy Excellence

DWA Aluminum Composites USA, Inc. is a producer of ceramic particulate reinforced, powder-metallurgy based Aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites (Al MMCs). We operate a fully equipped, serial production manufacturing facility that satisfies a growing number of demanding aerospace, defense and industrial applications. With over 40 years of Al MMC manufacturing experience, the last 20 as a serial raw material and parts producer, DWA-USA’s sole focus is to provide its customers with the highest quality aluminum and ceramic particulate reinforcement compositions tailored to outperform conventional metallics and organic matrix composites. DWA-USA has more Al MMCs in service than any other producer, with each fielded application providing the end-user with acquisition or life-cycle cost improvement.

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Fielded Applications

DWA-USA specializes in new aluminum-based powder metallurgy materials and engineering process development. Regardless of the requirement, be it upgrading an existing design or starting from the ground up, DWA-USA is prepared to serve its customers during all phases of the development process. Our track record for transitioning R&D efforts to real world serial production is unparalleled.

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Density Adjusted Properties of Aluminum MMCs Compared to Steel, Titanium and Aluminum

One of the clear advantages of Al MMCs compared to conventional metallic materials is greatly enhanced strength and stiffness. These property gains are achieved without impacting material density, so the specific properties of Al MMC are dramatically increased. Al MMCs are also isotropic composite materials. Their design space is not dependent on reinforcement orientation.

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