Liquid metal infiltration process is used for infiltrating ceramic perform with liquid metals that enables the fabrication of structural components.
For ceramic matrix composites liquid silicon infiltration (LSI) provides a straightforward manufacturing process for complex-shaped, structural components based on carbon/silicon carbide composites.
Petroceramics has wide experience with different LSI-based method and still developing cutting edge approaches to and equipment for achieving a more rapid process for high-volume applications. In our laboratory we can carry out LSI with different materials and preforms (both standard and customized products) and use both conventional sintering under vacuum or microwave heating at ambient conditions.
We have developed monolithic and particle or fibre reinforced ceramic composites for different sectors including aerospace, automotive, energy, antiballistic and combustion technology.