Chapter 6. Performance Characteristics of Metal-Ceramic Composites Made by the Squeeze Casting Process
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
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
How to Cite
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
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374801
Online ISBN: 9780470310496
- deformation process;
- matrix microstructure;
- fiber/matrix interface;
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.