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Aluminium Matrix Composite Inserts

Enhanced properties, just where you need them

Rarely do engineering components require high strength and stiffness throughout – generally, there are regions of low stress, where reduced mechanical properties are acceptable. By using aluminium matrix composites (AMC) as pre-cast inserts that are then cast into a larger aluminium component we are able to create hybrid-AMC components that provide local reinforcement where required. By using this method the use of AMC can be restricted to those areas of a component where high performance is required, further increasing the cost-competitiveness of the material. The aluminium in the AMC inserts can be engineered to fuse with the molten aluminium in the overcast component, fully integrating the AMC insert into the parent metal.

The image shows where in a suspension upright the aluminium matrix composite insert would sit, so as to be smaller, lighter and stiffer than the previous all-aluminium part.

  • 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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