Metal Matrix Composites

Tailored properties

Metal Matrix Composites  comprise a class of advanced composite materials that are achieving acceptance in industrial fields as diverse as high-end consumer goods,  transport (land, sea and air), defence, healthcare and industrial applications.

Metal Matrix Composites are metallic materials that have been reinforced with a secondary high-performance material.  The format of the secondary material is typically a long-fibre, short fibre or particulate.

Strength of Steel – Weight of Aluminium

Alvant specialises in  Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMC). Like all composites, AMCs are not a single material but a family of materials whose stiffness, strength, density, and thermal and electrical properties can be tailored.

Advanced composites are classified according to the material that is being reinforced.

Materials within these categories are often called “advanced” if they combine the properties of high strength and high stiffness, low weight, corrosion resistance, damage tolerance, preferable thermal conductivity and in some cases electrical properties.

The benefits of Alvant’s advanced materials can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Lightweight
  • Strength
  • Stiffness
  • Durability
  • Operating range (Thermal and Electrical)

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