Wits Commercial Enterprise South Africa
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Overview

This technology is a high-temperature self-repairing carbide ceramic matrix composite. It is produced using titanium and a porous CfC composite preform matrix. Titanium and the composite preform matrix are placed in a crucible and spark plasma sintering is used to melt titanium so that it infiltrates the preform until a uniform composite material is formed.

This resultant material is capable of initiating a self-repairing mechanism in application environments with temperatures exceeding 3000 oC.

Applications 

Applications in ultra-high temperature and aggressive environments, suitable for components of hypersonic flight.

 

Intellectual Property Protection

Technology Readiness Level

Brochures, business plans, prospectus or other documents

Website

https://wits-enterprise.co.za/innovation-support