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A material consisting of processed ceramic particles bonded with metal and used in high-strength and high-temperature applications. Also called ceramal.

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(Metallurgy) any of several materials consisting of a metal matrix with ceramic particles disseminated through it. They are hard and resistant to high temperatures. Also called: ceramal
[C20: from cer(amic) + met(al)]
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(ˈsɜr mɛt)

a durable, heat-resistant alloy formed by compacting and sintering a metal and a ceramic substance.
[1950–55; cer (amic) + met (al)]
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Recently, metal-ceramic mixtures (cermets) were very often reported as cold spray source powders [28, 30-35].
Representing most but not all of the presentations, the 137 papers cover polymer matrix composites; metal matrix composites and interpenetrating materials; ceramic matrix composites; hybrid structures and laminates; structural health monitoring; coatings; modeling and simulation; manufacturing technology and applications of components and products; testing and characterization; cemented carbides, cermets, wear, and abrasion materials; bio-composites; and recycling and sustainability in building materials.
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Among the topics are the mechanical properties of kaolin during heating, the critical radius in the effect of transformation toughening of zirconia doped ceramics and cermets, the experimental analysis of steel plasticity parameters during quenching, analyzing abrasive wear in a helical grooved journal bearing, and the tribological behavior of bronze alloys with solid lubricants.
The process is ideal for the treatment of iron and steel-based materials; it can also be used for the treatment of many non-ferrous metals and their alloys, intermetallics, cemented carbides, and cermets.
The goal is to develop portable equipment that can utilize the high-intensity infrared light technology to apply nanocomposite cermets and polymer coatings onto steel surfaces as alternatives to conventional electroplating, chromate primers, hot-dip galvanizing, and fusion-bonded epoxies.