SUPREMEX® METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES - LIGHTER, STIFFER, STRONGER
Our SupremEX family of metal matrix composites (MMCs) offers a balanced combination of properties that is unmatched by conventional metals and alloys. SupremEX MMCs are stronger, stiffer and lighter, making them ideal for use in a wider range of demanding applications that include aerospace components, commercial and performance automotive pistons, satellite structures and optical systems. SupremEX MMCs offer a range of CTE's and good thermal conductivity applicable in many thermal management and electronics packaging applications.
SupremEX MMCs combine an ultrafine silicon carbide reinforcement with aerospace aluminum alloys. The resulting composites are superior to conventional alloys because they combine the lightweight properties of aluminum with outstanding strength and stiffness. SupremEX products can be used to replace aluminum, titanium, steel, other structural alloys and composites.
All SupremEX MMCs are beryllium free so they can be used in applications where non-beryllium materials are desired. We offer several grades with different metal to reinforcement ratios and different physical and mechanical properties to meet specific application requirements.
SupremEX Composites in Space
Read our case study to see how SupremEX composites are helping the Copernicus Earth Observation Project monitor the general health of our planet.
Commercial and Military Aerospace
SupremEX composites are lightweight, but offer high strength for commercial & military aero-engine components and aircraft structures.
- Outlet guide vanes
- Hydraulic / Fuel blocks
- Fixed wing structure/ skins
- Helicopter components
Commercial and Performance Automotive
SupremEX composites reduce weight for better fuel efficiency and improved performance in commercial & high performance automotive applications.
- Piston pins
- Cylinder liners
- Brake calipers
- Connecting rods
- Push rods
- Valve train
- Chassis components
Space, Defense and Optical Systems
SupremEX composites enhance performance of space & defense applications ranging from air and space-borne surveillance to targeting optics, astronomical telescopes and satellite structures.
- Optical systems & sensors
- Satellite structures