DWA-USA, the global leader for Aluminum
Metal-Matrix-Composites for Lighter Weight Designs

DWA-USA’s powder metallurgy based Al MMCs are advanced materials solutions for customers seeking a competitive advantage through lightweighting, service life extension and enabling designs.


Al MMC Yield Strength is Significantly Higher than Conventional Aluminum Alloys

  • High Strength- and Stiffness-to-Weight
  • Fatigue Resistance 2x that of conventional Aluminum
  • Tailorable, Low Coefficient-of-Thermal-Expansion
  • Isotropic Mechanical Properties

DWA-USA offers its customers a broad range of products encompassing commercial, full-scale production.  From billet to cost-effective final products, we work with your team to build the entire supply-chain using the existing global metalworking infrastructure.

Al MMC Stiffness Equal to Titanium with Significantly Lower Density

Al MMC Fatigue Resistance Significantly Higher then Legacy Aerospace Alloys

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DWA-USA specializes in new aluminum-based powder metallurgy materials and applications development. We serve our customers throughout the entire development cycle, whether it be an upgrade to an existing design or starting from the ground up. Our track record for transitioning prototyping 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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Aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites Manufacturing

The Al MMC manufacturing process can be divided into three elements- primary processing, secondary processing and finishing. Unlike other composite materials, after primary processing of the billet, Al MMCs offer a high level of “fit, form and function” when inserted into the industrial manufacturing stream, making use of conventional facilities and equipment.

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