Development of pressure infiltration preparation of metal matrix composites

  • Haofeng Zhao School of Mechanical Engineering, Anhui Institute of Information Technology; School of Materials Mechanics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
  • Lingfeng Zhang School of Mechanical Engineering, Anhui Institute of Information Technology
  • Yiheng He School of Mechanical Engineering, Anhui Institute of Information Technology
  • Zhiguo Ma School of Mechanical Engineering, Anhui Institute of Information Technology
Keywords: infiltration, metal matrx composite, ultrasound, solvent


This paper summarizes the process of metal matrix composites from pressure infiltration preparation to pressure ultrasonic assisted infiltration to pressure solvent assisted infiltration. The advantages of preparing metal matrix composites by pressure infiltration alone are low cost and convenient for mass production. However, the equipment and process requirements are too high, and the quality of composite materials can not be guaranteed. Because of the high pressure of ultrasound, ultrasonic infiltration has become an auxiliary physical method for the preparation of metal matrix composites by pressure infiltration. But this method tends to damage the fibers. Therefore, the fibers need to be coated. The coating on the fiber surface is divided into metal coating and non-metal coating. Some people mixed SiC particles or whiskers in continuous carbon fibers to prepare aluminum alloy composite materials, forming a hybrid assisted infiltration method. Later, people began to pay attention to the flux-assisted role of pressure infiltration. Therefore, solvent-assisted infiltration of fiber-reinforced metal matrix composites has become an important research field.


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