Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN) announced that the Society of Automotive Engineers – Aerospace Material Specification Nonferrous Alloys Committee (SAE-AMS) has approved and published aerospace specification AMS4355 for Materion´s SupremEXÂ® 225XE, a particle-reinforced aerospace-grade aluminum metal matrix composite.
Publication of a SAE-AMS specification offers design engineers a new lightweight material, facilitates use by manufacturers and helps ensure a supply base to meet demand.
SupremEX 225XE is made by reinforcing a high-quality aerospace aluminum alloy with 25 volume percent ultrafine silicon carbide particles. Materion uses a proprietary mechanical alloying process that ensures excellent particle distribution and enhanced mechanical properties.
The composite is superior to conventional alloys because it combines the lightweight properties of aluminum with outstanding strength and stiffness. SupremEX products can be used to replace aluminum, titanium, steel, other structural alloys and composites.
The AMS4355 specification covers SupremEX 225XE in reinforced, hot isostatically pressed (HIP) shaped billets. Materion is working to obtain SAE-AMS specifications for SupremEX 225XE in forged and extruded forms, and for other grades of its SupremEX product line.
SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.
Materion is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets.