Composite Production by Pressure Infiltration
This paper presents the possibility of composite block production by using pressure infiltration technology. This method uses the pressure of an inert gas (usually argon or nitrogen) to force the melted matrix material to infiltrate the reinforcing elements. Three types of materials were considered: open cell metallic foam, metal matrix syntactic foam and carbon fiber reinforced metal matrix composite. Physical and mechanical investigations – such as SEM and compression tests – were performed. The results of measurements were summarized briefly.
P.J. Szabó, T. Réti, T. Czigány
I. N. Orbulov et al., "Composite Production by Pressure Infiltration", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 589, pp. 137-142, 2008