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Enhanced properties, just where they're needed

Rarely do engineering components require high strength and stiffness throughout – generally, there are regions of low stress, where enhanced mechanical properties are not required. By using aluminium matrix composites (AMC) as pre-cast inserts that are then cast inside the larger aluminium component, CMT are able to create components that have local reinforcement where required but eliminate the fibre elsewhere in the component, increasing the cost-competitiveness of the material. This overcast solution is achieved via a revolutionary sand or gravity die overcasting solution, which CMT have named ‘hybrid-AMC’. In the manufacturing process, the aluminium in the AMC inserts is fused with the molten aluminium in the overcast component without destroying the integrity of the insert, fully integrating the fibre into the component and providing local reinforcement, without the need for a mechanical design ‘lock’ as is necessary when integrating dissimilar metals.

This solution is currently available for sand-cast components, but CMT have an active programme to extend the application to components produced using higher-volume casting processes.

  • Manufacturing & Materials Round 2 - Funded Project

    New volume production casting process for AMC-reinforced components

    CMT are delighted to have been awarded £1.6 million Innovate UK funded project with Ford UK and M Wright & Sons to aid the development of in-house gravity die o...

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  • New recruit!

    CMT are excited to announce more staff joining the AMC team

    Tom Fleet has joined CMT as a Graduate Materials Engineer. Tom will be working with the technical team, supporting the development of CMT’s materials. Tom has recen...

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CMT, which is made up of CMT Plc and its subsidiary CMT Ltd, is an advanced materials technology group.

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