Accession Number : ADD001111

Title :   Method for Forming Metal-Filled Ceramics of Near Theoretical Density.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Landingham,Richard L

Report Date : 27 Feb 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The patent describes a method for forming metal-filled ceramics of near theoretical density comprising the positioning of a ceramic compact in a vacuum chamber together with a quantity of the filler metal. The chamber is heated above the melting point of the metal and evacuated to a vacuum pressure of less than 0.000001 torr. The vacuum removes the oxide film on the surface of the molten metal, thereby permitting the metal to flow freely into the ceramic void spaces.

Descriptors :   *Ceramic materials, *Patents, Composite armor, Composite materials, Fillers, Metals, Beryllium oxides, Aluminum, Beryllium, Magnesium, Vanadium, Nickel, Chromium, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE