Silicon nitride is a high-performing material in metal composites and we have experience in both traditional metallurgy and 3D-printing of metals.
Automotive Powder Metal Composite
Addition of 0.5% Nuenz silicon nitride fibre to a 2XXX aluminium alloy resulted in 9-10% increase in the mechanical properties with almost no change to the ductility.
3D-Printer Stainless Steel Composite
Stainless steel with 0.5% silicon nitride fibre was printed using a Renishaw Selective Laser Melting (SLM) machine.