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Aerospace alloys and applications
The high strength and low density of titanium and its alloys have from the first ensured a positive role for the metal in aero-engine and airframe applications. It is difficult to imagine how current levels of performance, engine power to weight ratios; airframe strength; aircraft speed and range and other critical factors could be achieved without titanium....
Airline profits fall, but efficiency quest lifts aircraft construction
In 2008, tight fuel supplies and the need to cut carbon emissions triggered a high demand for aircraft that are lighter and therefore more fuel-efficient. James Chater reviewed the implications for the stainless steel and titanium industries....
As the economy continues to recover, demand for titanium products remains strong
t is well known that titanium offers unrivalled corrosion and heat resistance. However, for cost reasons its use is usually reserved only for the severest applications. This article looks at two industries (aerospace and desalination) where titanium has proved competitive with other metals. In desalination, titanium is sought after for its unrivalled erosion, corrosion and heat resistance. In aerospace demand for a light, strong metal that is compatible with composites virtually guarantees a mar...
High expectations: the aerospace industry is driving titanium sales and innovation
High expectations: the aerospace industry is driving titanium sales and innovation The aerospace industry has been hit by recession and the Icelandic volcano eruptions. Now signs show titanium sales are likely to increase further, argues James Chater The aerospace industry was hit by the recession of 2007-9 and also by disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano eruptions in April and May 2010. With the recession over and, assuming that delays in the production of the Boeing 787 are in the past, ...
The evolution of ATI Aerospace
2008 was an exciting time to be amidst the record backlog and major increases in demand for titanium and superalloys, writes ATI Allegheny Ludlum’s Cheryl A. Botti. “The next-generation jetliners are game-changing aircraft…our innovative response powers us into the future by taking advantage of all of our ATI resources and capabilities.”...
The titanium industry – 2000 to the present
Titanium is the 9th month abundant element in the earth’s surface. The raw element in its natural state is transformed to a sponge product, which is then melted into ingot form. At this point standard metal working processes are applied to manufacture bar, billet, sheet, strip, plate and other standard mill products. Mary Moynihan-Downes reviews the state of the industry. ...
Titanium and aerospace: two interdependent industries
The aerospace industry is the No. 1 customer for titanium products. Conversely, titanium is indispensable in modern aircraft, so its availability is a strategic priority for many governments. In 2009, Stainless Steel World surveyed the role of titanium in modern aircraft and outlined recent alloy and technology developments....
Titanium soars to new highs, its appeal enhanced by new and emerging applications
The titanium industry took a fair knock during the financial crisis, but is gradually recovering. The growth is anticipated to come from strengthening aerospace and nuclear power sales. Other applications that are set to play a strong role in the future include automotive and semiconductors. These factors, in combination with new advances in cost-cutting technologies (especially powder metallurgy), mean that titanium is not about to lose its lustre any time soon, says James Chater...
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