Accession Number : ADP004224

Title :   Ceramics as Substitutes for Scarce Metals,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s) : Katz,R. N.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Lack of domestic availability of critical industrial metals, such as chromium and cobalt make the U.S. economy vulnerable to supply disruption, or cartel inspired price manipulation. These critical metals are primarily used as high temperature, corrosion resistant or metal cutting alloys. Modern high performance ceramics are attractive substitutes for critical metals in many of these applications. This paper will explore opportunities for the use of ceramics as substitutes in several example applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ceramic materials, *Substitutes, *Metals, *Strategic materials, Chromium, Cobalt, Corrosion resistant alloys, Engine components, Cutting tools, Gun barrels, Linings, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE