The Advanced Ceramics and Coatings Group works with structural materials that bring a broad spectrum of capabilities and material combinations for an array of aerospace and industrial applications. Through years of work funded by R&D contracts from government agencies, industrial companies and internal R&D, TA&T has developed unique materials made through a variety of proprietary processes tailored for different final applications. Advanced Ceramics developed by TA&T includes, but are not limited to
- monolithic advanced ceramics
- ultra refractory ceramic and metal matrix composites for hostile environmental applications approaching 5000oF.
- high strength, high conductivity carbon foam, able to be impregnated via chemical vapor infiltration (CVI)
Monolithic and composite materials under development and use at TA&T:
C/SiC reinforced Carbon