LIFT, Materion project to develop cost-effective metal-matrix composites

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT, Detroit) and Materion Corp. (Mayfield Heights, Ohio) have teamed with industry experts and university researchers on a two-year project to develop more cost-effective means to manufacture lightweight aluminum metal matrix composites (MMCs) for use in large-scale automotive and aerospace platforms. The initiative will examine the consolidation and metalworking methods necessary to fabricate advanced mechanically alloyed powder metal derived MMC’s.