Dr. Cem Selcuk, Adal Group’s project manager for Ticalium said: "We believe that the possibilities for applications are immense."
"Just for comparison with another strong material, white cast iron has a tensile strength of approximately 250 MPa (Mega Pascals) and is also brittle, whereas Ticalium has a higher strength of about 330 MPa together with a greater stiffness while exhibiting greater lightness according to third party testing."
The precise content of reinforcement in the composite can be varied to suit the application. A typical addition level is in the range 5-15wt%, said the Adal Group.
The company said the material would be perfect for brake discs and drums in the automotive industry; train wheels, and bicycle frames.
Adal Group, Inc., based in the UK, is a global producer of aluminum extrusions, and precision engineered parts.