Corrosion Resistant Squeeze Cast Net Shape Magnesium Composite Components
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DOD / ARMY
In this Phase I Innovation research program, MER will develop light weight, high strength and high stiffness magnesium matrix composites in the form of sub scale prototype parts for mortar applications. Strategies will be developed to minimize potential galvanic corrosion, using selected high strength fillers and high purity level alloys. Net shape parts with volume loading of filler ranging from 20-75% will be constituted from particulate and fiber including carbon fiber, alumina and SiC by low cost squeeze casting. Specific composite formulation will be chosen based on army input of strength and stiffness requirements in the field. Phase I will prove feasibility of light weight magnesium matrix composite parts with high strength, stiffness and corrosion resistance.
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MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706
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