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Metal Matrix Composites: Infiltration

  1. Jessada Wannasin1,
  2. Merton C. Flemings2

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc143

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Wannasin, J. and Flemings, M. C. 2012. Metal Matrix Composites: Infiltration. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–9.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


Infiltration process is one of the major processes used to produce metal matrix composites for several applications. This article reviews and discusses various infiltration processes, reinforcement types, important process fundamentals, and the advantages, limitations, and applications of infiltration.


  • infiltration;
  • squeeze casting;
  • gas pressure infiltration;
  • centrifugal infiltration;
  • threshold pressure