Home Products Metal Matrix Composites SupremEX Metal Matrix Composites Commercial 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 composites 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 MMCs will maintain a tighter control of dimensions 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® COMPOSITES FOR COMMERCIAL & MILITARY AEROSPACE The SupremEX metal matrix composite 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 225XE MMC – 2124/SiC/25p SupremEX 640XA MMC – 6061/SiC/40p FORMS AVAILABLE SupremEX MMCs are available in: HIP Billets (hot isostatic pressed) 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 our materials engineers. ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROJECT SUPPORT Our Special Products and Application Development Engineering (SPADE) team can ensure that you get optimum results when using SupremEX metal matrix composites for aerospace, defense and space applications. We help manage projects and provide engineering support from design inception to project completion, even with the most complex design challenges. Work with Materion’s SPADE group for engineering assistance on advanced applications.