The vacuum-plasma-spraying technique presented in this article is suited to produce aluminum-matrix composites with a low coefficient of thermal expansion reinforced with fine ceramic particles, resulting in a uniform particle dispersion and bulk porosity of less than 1.5% in the as-sprayed condition. Plastic deformation of the plates followed by annealing resulted in significant increases in ultimate tensile strength, hardness, and elongation.
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Smagorinski, M., Tsantrizos, P., Grenier, S. et al. The thermal plasma near-net-shape spray forming of Al composites. JOM 48, 56–59 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03222970
- Metal Matrix Composite
- Ceramic Particle
- Thermomechanical Treatment
- Spray Deposit Material
- Fine Ceramic Particle