Home Products Composites | Compounds | Ceramics Metal Matrix Composites SupremEX® Commerical and Military Aerospace IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN COMMERCIAL & MILITARY AEROSPACE SupremEX aluminum silicon carbide metal matrix composites (MMCs) outperform conventional materials, offering improved performance in aero-engine components and aircraft structures for both commercial and military applications. SupremEX composites are 60 percent lighter than steel and 36 percent lighter than titanium, yet they offer high strength and stiffness properties that significantly increase component capability. While components made of SupremEX are as light as some carbon fiber parts, they offer superior damage tolerance and improved wear resistance. With a low coefficient of thermal expansion, components made of these composites will not deform over the range of temperatures experienced during flight. SupremEX MMCs are beryllium free. BALANCED PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS SupremEX composites offer a unique, balanced property combination that includes: Exceptional stiffness High strength High fatigue strength (twice that of aluminum alloys) High tensile strength at elevated temperatures Wear resistance SUPREMEX® PRODUCTS FOR COMMERCIAL & MILITARY AEROSPACE The SupremEX product family includes a range of high specific strength and specific stiffness to meet different aerospace requirements. SupremEX grades that are ideal in aerospace markets include: SupremEX 217XG – 2124/SiC/17p SupremEX 225XE – 2124/SiC/25p SupremEX 640XA – 6061/SiC/40p SupremEX 215XK – 2009/SiC/15p FORMS AVAILABLE SupremEX MMCs are available in: HIP Billets (hot isostatic pressing) Forged Plates or Shapes Extruded Profiles Rolled Sheets CONTACT MATERION AEROSPACE METAL COMPOSITES For more information about using SupremEX MMCs for your aerospace application or choosing the grade that best meets your requirements, contact us today.