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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 compositesAlBeCast 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: 

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®: 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 in place of aluminum, titanium, steel and other structural alloys and composites for superior durability and performance.

SupremEX is 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.