Fiber Reinforced Light Metal Composites by Thixoforging of Thermally Sprayed Prepregs
New manufacturing methods for metal matrix composites (MMC) are developed. Thermally sprayed metal coatings on reinforcement-fabrics are used as preforms (prepregs) for an advanced thixoforging process. The semi-solid forming and simultaneous infiltration in short cycle times offer the possibility to realize complex near net-shape geometries and reduces fiber damage to a minimum.
C.G. Kang, S.K. Kim and S.Y. Lee
R. Gadow et al., "Fiber Reinforced Light Metal Composites by Thixoforging of Thermally Sprayed Prepregs", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 116-117, pp. 370-374, 2006