Tailored Material Properties with MMCs

Thursday December 9, 2010 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ME-EM Building, Room 112

Adam Loukus
Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics

Extensive research has been performed on metal matrix composites in the past 20 years, yet limited usage of composites is seen today. There are several factors, which will be discussed, that influence the cost and manufacturability of aluminum and magnesium MMCs and these typically need to controlled and understood to develop successful products

REL is leader in MMC composite technology and has developed unique composite products that are available on the market today. Selective tailoring of materials properties to utilize the strengths of various materials has been crucial to successfully manufacturing cost effective MMC products. REL has vertically integrated the MMC manufacturing process, thereby controlling all of the composite constituents.