New LIFT Project Targets Lower-Cost Aluminum MMCs

A new research project launched by Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) will seek to develop more cost-effective manufacturing methods for aluminum metal-matrix composites (MMCs), for use in large-scale automotive and aerospace platforms. The two-year program will consider various production technologies as alternatives to hot-isostatic pressing (HIP), including extrusion, near-net-shape HIP, sintering, or thin sheet forming.