Method of Producing Titanium Aluminide Metal Matrix Composite Articles.
Patent, Filed 12 Feb 87, patented 24 May 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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A method for fabricating an improved titanium alloy composite consisting of at least one high strengthhigh stiffness filament or fiber embedded in a titanium-aluminum base alloy matrix which comprises the steps of providing a rapidly-solidified foil made of the titanium-aluminum base alloy, fabricating a preform consisting of alternating layers of the rapidly-solidified foil and the filamentary material, and applying heat and pressure to consolidate the preform, wherein consolidation is carried out at a temperature below the beta-transus temperature of the alloy. Patents. jes
- Laminates and Composite Materials