This new draft specification is for an aluminum material hot isostatically pressed from 6061B aluminum powder, each powder particle discontinuously reinforced with silicon carbide particulate.
Increased need to lightweight aircraft components by use of advanced metal matrix composite structural materials. Documents sent separately to the Committee D Chair and SAE AMS Editorial Staff include: 1) Aluminum Association Registration of 6061B base metal. 2) Statistical evaluation of mechanical properties by Battelle. 3) 2 Letters of support from Aerospace users.