Chapter 6. Performance Characteristics of Metal-Ceramic Composites Made by the Squeeze Casting Process

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Suresh K. Verma and
  2. John L. Dorcic

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch6

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

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Verma, S. K. and Dorcic, J. L. (1988) Performance Characteristics of Metal-Ceramic Composites Made by the Squeeze Casting Process, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch6

Author Information

  1. IIT Research Institute Chicago, Illinois 60616–3799

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374801

Online ISBN: 9780470310496

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Keywords:

  • unidirectional;
  • deformation process;
  • matrix microstructure;
  • fiber/matrix interface;
  • reinforcing

Summary

Squeeze casting is the term designating solidification of liquid metal under pressure. Pressure during solidification helps achieve defect-free castings with improved metallurgical properties. Through the work described here, this process has been adapted to manufacture composite materials at affordable costs. A preheated, porous ceramic preform is placed in a die cavity, which is later filled with the liquid melt, and pressure is applied. The pressure, in this case, helps infiltrate the liquid metal into the pores of the ceramic preform, giving a sound metal-ceramic composite. These developments are discussed to show the usefulness of the squeeze casting process for manufacturing metal-ceramic composites economically.