AbstractPowder metallurgical manufactured metal matrix composites (PM-MMC) offer economical solutions for the production of high performance materials. A multiplicity of material combinations can be manufactured, which can be optimally adapted to their respective application purposes. At the same time the current procedures for the production of the source powders for both the metallic matrix as well as the selected reinforcement components offer further shapeable parameters, for which the characteristics of materials and construction units can be optimally conceived to their application purpose. With manufacturing and processing methods available construction units can be produced close to the final contour, which have economically optimal characteristic combinations and also be produced in long production runs. At the same time with PM-MMC many disadvantages, associated with fusion metallurgical production of composite materials with metallic matrix (MMC) can be avoided.