13 January 2003
13 January 2003
Metal Matrix Cast Composites (MMCC) has signed a strategic sales agreement with HC Starck to sell MMCC’s high thermal conductivity, low expansion graphite fiber reinforced aluminum and copper alloys via H.C. Starck’s global marketing network.
This move boosts MMCC’s sales potential while adding to H.C. Starck’s existing line of molybdenum and tungsten products. Robin Brumwell, President and CEO of MMCC, stated, “We expect our alliance with H.C Starck to dramatically enhance our ability to mutually develop and market our composite products in the highly competitive arena of the power semiconductor industry. HC Starck’s products and services clearly represent the highest quality and workmanship available in the power semi base plate industry and we are proud to be associated with this company.” Other application areas for graphite fiber reinforced alloys include lightweight space mirror substrates for advanced military optics systems, low expansion microelectronic packaging for microwave and T/R modules, support structures for aerospace and satellite applications, and high damping actuator arms for computer disc drives.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.