What forms can Metpreg™ take?
Metal matrix composite tapes are manufactured in various standard widths from 0.25 inch to 1.5 inches, and thicknesses from 0.010 to 0.025 inch, in continuous strips to 1,000 feet.
Tapes can be applied to existing aluminum structures to locally increase the strength and stiffness. The high strength aluminum composite tape can also be used as selective reinforcement to inhibit crack growth and to repair cracks.
The tape material is a high-strength, high-stiffness composite that maintains its properties at high temperatures.
Tubes and angles can also be developed.
How can Metpreg™ be used?
MetPreg™ is ideal for a large and growing number of applications:
- Lightweight structures
- Selective reinforcement and stiffening
- Lightweight gun tubes
- Rocket motor cases
- Pressure vessels / pressure tanks
- Lightweight strapping
- Thermal management
- Bimetallic thermostats
- Sporting goods
- Stiffened masts