Powdermet, Inc. announced the initial operational status of its new microcomposite deformation processing facility in Euclid, Ohio. The company recently installed a 15-inch Mino-Battista 300-ton hot-rolling mill with capabilities of constrained rolling of sheet and plate ranging from 20 mils to 4 inches in thickness in widths up to 14 inches. The now operational hot-rolling facility supports development of micro/nanocomposite metals and represents a significant new capability to the advanced metallic composites industry.
The new microcomposite deformation processing center helps support Powdermet’s SComP™ syntactic composite, and MComP™ microcomposite, hierarchically structured high-strength micro/nanocomposite light-metal development efforts. The company’s MComP metals offer very high strength-to-weight ratios in magnesium and aluminum alloys, while the company’s SComP composites utilize ultra-low-density ceramic microballoon reinforcements to provide the lowest density and the highest energy adsorption capabilities of any metallic system in advanced development today.
Microcomposite Deformation Processing Facility Opens in Ohio
July 13, 2010