Metal matrix composites (MMCs), with their unique property combinations, have the potential to enable disruptive capabilities for extreme environment applications that require high performance from materials. A Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) team successfully produced an aluminum-silicon carbide system with additive manufacturing (AM). The team also demonstrated the ability to grade the metal and ceramic three-dimensionally to form tailored material gradients. This effort merely scratches the surface of what is possible; future advances in AM materials development could result in materials with properties that are currently impossible to achieve with any other manufacturing process. These materials could benefit many applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)|
|State||Published - 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)