The aerospace and defense industry have to utilize the best materials and technologies to create their products since a small setback or failure could end up costing lives. There is absolutely no margin for error. Vast amount of technical and metallurgical development have resulted in the formation of metals that can sustain extreme conditions. Their application in aerospace and defense applications is due to their tough build.
Military and aerospace metal grade materials used are Invar, mu-metal, alloy steel, kovar, nickel, aluminum, magnesium, tantalum, hastelloy, molybdenum disulfide, titanium, inconel, monel, tungsten among others.
These materials are generally used to fabricate parts like bars, tubes, plates, sheets, and angles.They can be used for a variety of applications. Most manufacturers stock these parts and are available to be shipped immediately. These standard pieces can be ordered when time is of the essence. These materials can also be used to manufacture customized components with complex geometries.
These materials are chosen for their ability to perform under duress in land, sea, air, and aerospace applications. They are durable and reliable. Their long lives, low maintenance, and versatile applications are why they are chosen over conventional materials.
Several measures are employed to ensure the materials and products follow the quality and construction parameters as laid down for military and aerospace equipment. All quality specifications require contractors to conform to specific details that are subject to inspections and tests.
Whether the materials are used in the physical structure of the machines or in precise functioning equipment, they need to have a high strength to weight ratio, and have the ability to weather the environmental and application conditions. Thus, military and aerospace applications demand the most innovative solutions in terms of materials. At Alliant Metals we will discuss your specific requirements to ensure we obtain the material needed for your aerospace applications.