Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C3, Août 1993
Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Chemical Vapour Deposition
Page(s) C3-541 - C3-548
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1993375
Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Chemical Vapour Deposition

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C3-541-C3-548

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993375

Chemical vapor composites (CVC)

P. REAGAN

ThermoTrex Corporation, 85 First Avenue, P.O. Box 8995, Waltham, MA 02254-8995, U.S.A.


Abstract
The Chemical Vapor Composite, CVC®, process fabricates composite material by simply mixing particles (powders and or fibers) with CVD reactants which are transported and co-depositedo n a hot substrate. A key feature of the CVC process is the control provided by varing the density, geometry (aspect ratio) and composition of the entrained particles in the matrix material, during deposition. The process can fabricate composite components to net shape (± 0.013 mm) on a machined substrate in a single step. The microstructure of the deposit is described and several examples of different types of particles in the matrix are illustrated. Mechanical properties of SiC composite material fabricated with SiC powder and fiber will be presented. Several examples of low cost ceramic composite products will be shown.



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