Advance on Al2O3 Particulates Reinforced Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (Al-MMCs) Manufactured by the Power Metallurgy(PM) Methods- Improved PM Techniques
School of Material Science & Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan 250101, China
Aluminum metal matrix composites (Al-MMCs) with Al2O3 particulates as reinforcement fabricated by the power metallurgy (PM) methods have gained much attention due to their unique characteristics of the wide range of Al2O3 particles addition, easy-operating process and effectiveness. The improved PM techniques, such as the high energy ball milling, powder extruder and high pressure torsion were applied to further strengthening the properties or/and diminishing the agglomeration of strength particles. The formation of liquid phase assisted densification of compacts to promote the sintering of composites. Complex design of Al2O3 particles with other particles was another efficient method to tailor the properties of Al-MMCs.
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