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.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) recently ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions, complete with Spatial’s virtual slide trainer.