Materion's SupremEX® Receives Second SAE-AMS Specification
New Specification for SupremEX 640XA Provides Additional Materials Option for Engineers
A high quality aerospace grade aluminum composite, SupremEX 640XA, is used heavily in applications for national defense, aviation and space. It provides improved performance in aero-engine components and aircraft structures because it is 60 percent lighter than steel and 36 percent lighter than titanium, yet offers high strength, stiffness and fatigue properties that significantly increase a component's capability and useful life.
SupremEX also provides superior damage tolerance and improved wear resistance when compared to conventional alloys. With a low coefficient of thermal expansion, components made of this composite will not deform over the range of temperatures experienced during flight.
"Other Materion aerospace-grade products have earned SAE-AMS specifications, including SupremEX 225XE, so we understand the value of this designation," said
SupremEX 640XA is reinforced with 40 percent silicon carbide particles and is manufactured using a proprietary mechanical alloying process to ensure a homogenous reinforcement distribution. It provides a refined grain structure and enhanced mechanical properties, making it an ideal replacement for aluminum, titanium, steel and other structural alloys and composites.
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