METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES DELIVER VERSATILITY
When conventional metals fall short — look to Materion’s metal matrix composites (MMCs) to deliver the mechanical and physical properties you need for your application. We manufacture a range of unique MMCs that deliver a variety of benefits — from weight reduction to high strength and stiffness. Our products include AlBeMet® aluminum-beryllium composites, AlBeCast® investment casting alloy composites, beryllium-beryllium oxide composites (E-Materials), and SupremEX® aluminum-silicon-carbide composites.
BENEFITS OF ALUMINUM WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF BERYLLIUM
AlBeMet composites or AlBeCast casting alloys combine the high modulus and low density characteristics of beryllium with the fabrication and mechanical property behaviors of aluminum that provide fabrication advantages throughout your production pipeline. Our aluminum-beryllium products provide increased performance for aerospace, satellite and defense applications. Current materials include:
- AlBeMet® aluminum-beryllium composite
- AlBeCast® 910 beryllium-aluminum-nickel alloy
- AlBeCast® 920 aluminum-beryllium composite containing silver, cobalt and germanium alloy
ENHANCE THE BENEFITS OF BERYLLIUM WITH BERYLLIUM-BERYLLIUM OXIDE
Materion beryllium-beryllium oxide composites deliver electronic-grade metal matrix composites (E-Materials) for designers who need high strength, good thermal conductivity and high modulus. These MMCs also have a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than beryllium making them excellent options for microelectronics and semiconductor production lines.
Learn more about our E-material Be-BeO metal matrix composites.
SUPREMEX® COMPOSITES: LIGHTER, STIFFER, STRONGER
SupremEX metal matrix composites combine an ultrafine silicon-carbide reinforcement with aerospace aluminum alloys. The resulting composite features the lightweight properties of aluminum with greater strength and stiffness than conventional alloys. Use SupremEX composites in place of aluminum, titanium, steel and other structural alloys and composites for superior durability and performance.
SupremEX composites are used to provide light weighting and improved thermal performance for airplane components, automotive engine parts and structures for defense applications. SupremEX MMCs offer a range of CTE's and good thermal conductivity applicable in many thermal management and electronics packaging applications. Read more about our SupremEX MMCs.
Work with our engineers, to find out which metal matrix composite is right for your next design.