Plansee Composite Materials is our center of expertise for tungsten heavy metals as well as metal and ceramic composites. Here we produce special products from our tungsten heavy metal alloys Densimet® and Inermet®, tungsten-copper, and many other metal and ceramic composites based on titanium and aluminum.
Our core competences at Plansee Composite Materials in Lechbruck, Germany:
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Shieldings made of tungsten composites
Balancing weights and vibration weights
Electrodes for plasma spray
Foils, profiled sheets, and lattices for collimators
Components for generating X-rays
Cooling inserts for molds
Tungsten electrodes for the lighting industry
Aluminum-chromium sputtering targets
Chromium sputtering targets
Titanium-aluminum sputtering targets
Titanium-diboride sputtering targets
Titanium-silicon sputtering targets
Titanium & zirconium sputtering targets
Tungsten carbide sputtering targets
We do everything ourselves when it comes to the production and processing of our composites. From raw material to the final product, including research and development: we combine all of our technological expertise to guarantee quality at the highest level.
With the careful mixing of our special metal powders, we lay the foundation for our unbeatable products. Depending on product requirements, we compress the powder to produce formed parts by means of various procedures, such as die pressing with mechanical or hydraulic pressure application. We manufacture our green compacts for semifinished product blanks by means of cold isostatic hose crimping. We use hot pressing to manufacture a dense, binder-free semifinished product in a single production step. We achieve the optimum density by means of subsequent sintering or liquid phase sintering. Some composites are produced at Plansee Composite Materials by means of special procedures such as infiltration and back-casting.
At Plansee Composite Materials we specialize in tungsten-based composites, so-called W-based Metal Matrix Composites (W-MMC), which have particularly special properties:
Our Densimet® and Inermet® tungsten composites have a particularly high density (17.0 to 18.8 g/cm3) and reliably shield X-rays and gamma rays. They are not susceptible to expansion in the presence of heat and are particularly good at dissipating heat. As mold inserts for aluminum foundries, they can be repeatedly heated and cooled without becoming brittle. They are also used as balancing weights.
Further details regarding these special properties can be found in the materials area:
At Plansee Composite Materials, we look after the health and safety of our employees. As a responsible company, we protect the environment and adopt a conscientious approach to raw materials and resources. Our quality management system is certified according to ISO 9001:2015.
Our compliance with due diligence when sourcing our raw materials is also certified as part of the RMI Downstream Assessment Program.