Growth of ceramic matrix composites in automotive may remain flat in the short- to mid-term

AutotechInsight Analysis Monthly

Despite the advantages in almost all performance attributes, the use of CMCs could remain limited to only one class of vehicles, and to just one application area, as its prohibitively high cost push automakers to stick with metal alternatives

Ceramic is used in several applications in the automotive industry, from spark plugs to the many sensors that are being equipped in a vehicle nowadays. Although ceramic has excellent thermal and electrical properties, it is known to be very brittle with limited ductility, thus limiting the number of applications it can be used for in a vehicle. To overcome this bottleneck, automakers use a subgroup of ceramics called ceramic matrix composites (CMC).

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