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Method of making metal matrix monotape ribbon and composite components of irregular shape Patent #: 4886202
ApplicationNo. 546969 filed on 07/02/1990
US Classes:164/46, Disposition of a gaseous or projected particulate molten material on a shaping surface29/527.4, Subsequent to metal working29/527.6, Followed by cutting or removing material164/98, Shaping metal and uniting to a preform164/100Including preconditioning preform
ExaminersPrimary: Seidel, Richard K.
Assistant: Pelto, Rex E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesB21B 001/46
AbstractA method for forming a reinforced metal structure having a filamentary reinforcement evenly distributed therein is taught. The structure is formed by the plasma spray deposit of matrix metal onto and about a filamentary reinforcement. A plurality of layers of filamentary reinforcement are embedded in the structure. Between each layer an abrasive grinding and smoothing operation is performed to render the surface of the spray deposited metal smooth and even and to permit the even spacing of filament reinforcement on the spray deposited surface. The abrasive grinding of the spray formed surface does not have deleterious effects on the property of the composite reinforced structure which is formed.