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NOVEL CERMETS AND MOLTEN METAL INFILTRATION METHOD AND PROCESS FOR THEIR FABRICATION

United States Patent Application

20030050707
A1
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Cermet comprising ceramic and metal components and a molten metal infiltration method and process for fabrication thereof. The light weight cermets having improved porosity, strength, durability, toughness, elasticity fabricated from presintered ceramic powder infiltrated with a molten metal or metal alloy. Alumina titanium cermets biocompatible with the human body suitable for bone and joint replacements.
LANDINGHAM, RICHARD L. (LIVERMORE, CA)
08/ 829,034
March 31, 1997
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.