Inside-out Processing

Inside-out Processing

Using the layering capability inherent to CVD, Ultramet developed inside-out processing to facilitate the fabrication of complex functionally graded material systems.


  • Fabricate mandrel that conforms to inner dimensions of final component.
  • Deposit desired material(s).
  • Remove mandrel to yield final part.


  • Can deposit several materials to form a composite or lined structure
  • Can fabricate components with intricate inner geometries
  • Yields net-shape parts, requiring little or no postprocess machining

Inside-out CVD processing of iridium-rhenium-lined carbon/carbon structure

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Inside-out Processing

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