Metal Matrix Composites Synthesized with Laser- Based Additive Manufacturing

Steven M. Storck, Ian D. McCue, Timothy J. Montalbano, Salahudin M. Nimer, Christopher M. Peitsch

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-413
Number of pages5
JournalJohns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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