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SUPREMEX® METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES IMPROVE PRECISION IN SPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Accuracy is crucial when it comes to space and defense applications and vibration within the structures can threaten the precision of its optical systems. SupremEX aluminum silicon carbide metal matrix composites (MMCs) provide exceptional stiffness to ensure structure stability, and they are up to 60% lighter than conventional materials. Their high strength and lightweight properties, combined with stiffness comparable to titanium and twice that of aluminum, reduce jitter that can compromise optical system components. MMCs are also durable, resisting corrosion, and with a low coefficient of thermal expansion, they improve reliability and stability in a range of temperatures.

SUPREMEX® MMC PROPERTIES:

SupremEX composites offer a unique, balanced property combination that includes:

  • Exceptional stiffness
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistance
  • High fatigue strength (twice that of most aluminum alloys)
  • High tensile strength at elevated temperatures
  • Wear resistance
  • Vibration damping

GRADES AND FORMS OF SUPREMEX® COMPOSITES FOR SPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS 

SupremEX MMCs is available in a range of grades with high specific strength and specific stiffness properties to meet requirements for space and defense system applications. Learn more about our different grades of SupremEX composites that are ideal for space and defense systems, including SupremEX 225XE MMC (2124/SiC/25p) and SupremEX 640XA MMC (6061/SiC/40p).

FORMS AVAILABLE | Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) billets | Forged plates or shapes | Extruded profiles | Rolled sheets. 

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.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROJECT SUPPORT

Our team of experts can ensure that you get optimum results when using SupremEX metal matrix composites for aerospace, defense and space applications. We provide engineering support, helping to manage projects from design inception to project completion, even with the most complex design challenges. 

Work with our engineers for assistance in advanced applications.