Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists

Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists

Fibres: Not just for polymer substrates As was seen in a previous article , continuous ceramic fibres are set to have a significant market growth as a result of their lightweight high-temperature potential in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). This boom will allow a follow-on opportunity for the corresponding fibre use in metals, the start of this is already being observed and composite metal technologies (CMT) are proving to be one of the early frontrunners. CMT use continuous alumina fibre, branded Nextel, from 3M with an aluminium matrix. This can be used for complete parts or as inserts which are then overmolded by aluminium. The work with Jaguar Land Rover was introduced in the previous article, and recent project announcements with Yasa Motors and GE Aviation for computational design and analysis and M Wright & Sons for the use of woven ceramic fibres, give an indicat...

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