Please note that this is a Short Discount publication.;Metal Matrix Composites aims to provide a state-of-the-art review in an advanced class of materials currently at the centre of an intense research and development effort worldwide. It offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current developments in this area. All information, gathered from a number of sources including Advanced Materials Corporation, Alcan International, AVCO, BP, Cray, Harwell and Rolls Royce, is as current as early 1990.;The report is more concerned with techniques and technologies that have been developed for the production, processing and fabrication of MMCs than the examination in detail of the fundamental and theoretical properties of these materials. A critical comparison of the merits of the technologies developed to date is made together with relevant costs or cost predictions.;Metal Matrix Composites is broken down into fifteen chapters, divided into four main parts:;Part I: defines the concept of MMCs and goes on to introduce a classification. It also includes a review of MMC production, processing, matrix/reinforcement wetting and compatibility.;Part II: covers the properties, processing and potential applications of cemented carbides, aluminium, magnesium, titanium and iron based on MMCs, together with other matrices.;Part III: reviews applications in the automotive/aerospace industry, leisure and other sectors.;Part IV: analyses future prospects in terms of costs and market forecasts, current developments worldwide and the potential for commercialisation.