Metal Matrix Composites
RHP-Technology has developed different types of metal matrix composites for diverse applications. Matrix materials like copper, titanium, silver, aluminium, bronze... were investigated in combination with filler materials such as carbon fibres, diamonds, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibres, copper-oxides, MoS2 and WS2 particles etc. Our research also includes exotic materials like Zirconium tungstate (Zr[WO4]2) for specific properties.
Using a combination of metals and reinforcement allows to affect and control specific properties and customize them. This could be the friction or wear behavior in severe atmospheres, improved thermal conductivity, enhanced mechanical properties or the tailored thermal expansion for instance.
Some more information and examples you find here.