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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium 2017 Technical Division Young Professional Poster Competition
Presentation Title YP-6: Commercial-ready Large Scale Manufacturing of Light-weight Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite
Author(s) Yuzheng Zhang, Mark Sommer, Marco Curreli, Andrew Parker, Miguel Verduzco, William Harrigan, Alfred Sommer
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Yuzheng Zhang
Abstract Scope Light-weight aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) exhibits superior strength and stiffness compared to its alloyed counterpart, especially at elevated temperatures, which makes this material an ideal candidate for high temperature applications in automobile, aerospace and energy industries. However, the use of aluminum MMC is limited due to its prohibitively high cost in scale-up production. In 2008, a path to commercialize aluminum MMC was laid out by Gamma Alloys LLC. A unique powder metallurgy approach was used to synthesize alumina nanoparticle reinforced aluminum MMC in a cost-effective way. A uniform distribution of spherical alumina nanoparticles was achieved in the matrix using a patented aluminum powder decoration technique. This technique is compatible with all aluminum alloy systems and thus customizable based on customer’s needs. Today, Gamma Alloys’ materials have found numerous applications from structural parts of automotive engines, to military helicopter transmissions and cleats for athletic running shoes.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

YP-10: Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Friction Stir Processed ODS Alloys (MA956 and MA754)
YP-11: In Situ Ion Irradiation of Multilayer (TiN, TiAlN) Ceramic Coating for Accident Tolerant Zr-alloy Fuel Claddings
YP-12: Study of Magneto-optical Characteristics of Cerium Substituted Yttrium Iron Garnet Thin Films on Quartz Substrates
YP-1: Influence of Dissolved Oxygen Content on the Oxidation Behavior of Ni-based Alloys in High Temperature Water Vapor
YP-2: Isothermal and Non-isothermal Studies of Pt-Rh Thermocouple Failure Caused by Two Phosphorus Diffusion Mechanisms
YP-3: Effect of Hot Extrusion on Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of a MgCaSr Alloy
YP-4: Increased Shear Deformation through Friction Stir Back Extrusion of Mg AZ31B: Textural Evolution and Its Relationship to Mechanical Properties
YP-5 A Study of Brittle Fracture Mechanism of Non-quenched and Tempered N80 Tubing Used in Gas and Oil Well
YP-6: Commercial-ready Large Scale Manufacturing of Light-weight Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite
YP-7: Octo-Strain: A Novel Multiaxial Loading Device for In-situ Stress Measurements through Neutron Diffraction
YP-8: The Materials Science behind Ice Cream Making
YP-9: Body-centered Phase of Shock Loaded Single Crystal Copper

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