CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
FMI Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are designed to replace refractory metals and other materials in high temperature applications where erosion or deformations are a concern. The materials are manufactured in net-shape braided and multi-directionally reinforced billet configurations to suit complex designs in a variety of propulsion and thermal protection applications. Carbon fiber preform and ceramic matrix systems offer an array of design parameters to yield optimal engineered solution for end use.
FMI CMCs have been successfully demonstrated in a number of applications, including the NASA Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor Pad Abort (PA-1) test in May 2010.