Accession Number : AD0866167

Title :   Flow Molding as a Method for Fabricating Metal Matrix Composites,

Corporate Author : MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Schierding, R. G. ; Tolbert, T. L.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Fiber reinforced metal composites have been successfully fabricated using flow molding techniques. Composites were produced in an exploratory program by both extrusion and transfer molding. In all cases it was necessary to encapsulate and collimate reinforcing fibers in the matrix metal before molding in order to minimize fiber breakage. Initially, model studies were conducted using granulated molding compounds prepared from chopped E-glass roving or boron filament in an indium matrix. In subsequent studies, however, compounds of short stainless fibers in a zinc matrix were extruded. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MOLDINGS), (*ZINC, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, (*STAINLESS STEEL, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), EXTRUSION, FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE