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Metal-Matrix-Composites for Lighter Weight Designs

Al MMC Sheet in Standard Gauges and Customer Specified Thicknesses

Al MMC sheet is available in standard gauges down to 1 mm (0.040in) thick.  It can be break-formed, roll- and stretch-formed, chemically milled and adhesively bonded like conventional aluminum.

Al MMC sheet is used in such diverse applications as control surfaces on the F16 Fighting Falcon and helicopter bearing liners. 

Al MMC Sheet Bearing Strength Compared to Conventional Aluminum, e/D=2.0

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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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