Magnesium particle reinforced metal composites have gained attention for their widespread applications due to their high strength, ductility, and creating a lighter overall material. Compared to metals or metal alloys alone, this technique dramatically outperforms alloys in strength and stiffness, while being easy to incorporate and manufacture.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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Value Proposition: High strength metals and alloys are desirable and often required in many applications and industries. However, as the strength and hardness increase in metals and alloys, so does the brittleness of the material often leading to premature failures. To prevent these failures, the hardness and brittleness is balanced, leading to heavier and larger parts as a concession to brittleness. The innovation by UCF researchers solves this issue by allowing for a bi-model composite metal that exhibits high strength hardness while remaining ductile, making it highly desirable.
Based on traditional powder metallurgy processing, the technique of manufacturing this composite material has many advantages, such as fast processing time, simple processing steps, and industry known equipment and processing methodologies. All of these factors lead to much easier adoption by manufactures, and industry acceptance for use in applications like production of airplane structures, vehicle armor, and automobiles.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 529
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