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Particle-Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites (AMCs)—Selected Results of an Integrated Technology, User, and Market Analysis and Forecast

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Management Accounting and Control, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Chemnitz University of Technology, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
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Composites and Material Compounds, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
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Textile Plastic Composites and Hybrid Compounds, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
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Metals 2018, 8(2), 143; https://doi.org/10.3390/met8020143
Received: 31 December 2017 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 19 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018
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Abstract

The research and development of new materials such as particle-reinforced aluminum matrix composites (AMCs) will only result in a successful innovation if these materials show significant advantages not only from a technological, but also from an economic point of view. Against this background, in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 692, the concept of an integrated technology, user, and market analysis and forecast has been developed as a means for assessing the technological and commercial potential of new materials in early life cycle stages. After briefly describing this concept, it is applied to AMCs and the potential field of manufacturing aircraft components. Results show not only technological advances, but also considerable economic potential—the latter one primarily resulting from the possible weight reduction being enabled by the increased yield strength of the new material. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminum matrix composites; light-weight materials; aircraft industry; integrated technology; user; and market analysis and forecast; cost and revenues aluminum matrix composites; light-weight materials; aircraft industry; integrated technology; user; and market analysis and forecast; cost and revenues
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Schmidt, A.; Siebeck, S.; Götze, U.; Wagner, G.; Nestler, D. Particle-Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites (AMCs)—Selected Results of an Integrated Technology, User, and Market Analysis and Forecast. Metals 2018, 8, 143.

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