Accession Number : ADA322772

Title :   An Assessment of the MMC Technology Base, Applications, and Marketplace.

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC MCLEAN VA

PDF Url : ADA322772

Report Date : 30 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : In an era of declining defense budgets, the North American defense industrial base faces the challenges of advancing and maintaining technological superiority with reduced government research and development funding. In response to this challenge, the North American Defense Industrial Base Organization (NADIBO) sponsored the Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) assessment as a case study to assess the potential for emerging technologies to continue to advance and to remain viable in the current and projected economic environment. This assessment provides a methodology and framework for conducting similar studies in the future and identifies opportunities to enhance the level of joint effort between the U.S. and Canada in creating and sustaining a viable MMC marketplace.

Descriptors :   *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, ECONOMICS, CANADA, CASE STUDIES, AEROSPACE CRAFT, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, RECREATION, MILITARY ENGINEERING, AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE