Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composite Ceramic Material

Ferrotec’s metal matrix composites take advantage of various material mixes to deliver unique material properties and performance characteristics. The material properties of Aluminum—Silicon Carbide metal matrix composites make it a good solution for large size products. Al-SiC metal matrix materials are good for contributing to weight reduction and provide excellent damping for high speed and precise equipment motion applications like robot parts.


  • Light weight
  • High stiffness
  • Low thermal expansion
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Excellent mechanical damping
  • Facture toughness
  • Near net shape process allowance


  • Semiconductor equipment parts
  • Semiconductor inspection parts
  • Display equipment parts
  • Precision equipment parts
  • Heat sinks

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Al / SiC Material Properties

Al75 / SiC25 Al70 / SiC30 Al60 / SiC40
Composition (vol%) Al 75
SiC 25
Al 70
SiC 30
Al 60
SiC 40
Density (g/cm3) 2.8 2.8 2.9
Young’s modulus (Gpa) 115 125 150
Young’s modulus / density (Gpa ⋅ cm3/g) 41 45 52
Flexural strength (MPa)
Coefficient of thermal expansion (1/°C×10-6) 15 14 13
Thermal conductivity (W/m×K) 145 150 155

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