GKN begins production of Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite component

7/9/2010 1:00 AM
Powder Metallurgy

​In the 2nd Quarter of 2011 GKN has began shipping its first commercial part utilizing a new GKN aluminium metal material composite material coded “GKN Al MMC1”. This application is a marine outboard cam cap that requires enhanced strength and fatigue properties as well as the exceptional wear resistance delivered with this material. This cap replaces an existing cap that utilizes ACT6-2014 (our typical cam cap material with a subsequent heat treating process) to achieve the performance requirements. The Al MMC1 caps do not require a subsequent heat treatment to exceed the performance of the current cap providing the customer with a higher performance and cost effective solution.

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