Advanced Alloys used in Aerospace Manufacturing
Aerospace components must often withstand harsh conditions and extreme force, which is why aerospace manufacturing often involves exotic alloys with properties that are far different than traditional metals. Many are simple variations with aluminum, chromium and nickel, which are still relatively easy to machine. However, others blend elements like titanium, molybdenum, cobalt, tungsten and zirconium to increase their strength, heat resistance or corrosion resistance, which results in alloys that can be extremely difficult to machine.
These exotic alloys are required for some of the most crucial component with the tightest tolerances, like fuel systems and rocket nozzles. The skill required to produce these parts is difficult to find even in the aerospace manufacturing industry, and the machines and tooling required to produce them can be expensive, especially given the fact that these parts are generally produced in low volumes. This fact has led many aerospace manufacturers to outsource this type of aerospace manufacturing to specialty vendors with extensive experience performing this type of work.
Intrex Aerospace is one such aerospace supplier, offering high-quality, precision aerospace products. Our company is AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, and we have extensive experience fulfilling high-mix, low-volume contracts. Intrex’s skilled aerospace manufacturing professionals have the equipment and experience needed for titanium machining and to produce components from a wide range of exotic alloys while providing outstanding quality control and assurance. By employing methodologies like Six Sigma and Lean, and by utilizing advanced demand management techniques, we’re able to lower costs for aerospace manufacturers while reliably meeting their need for on-time, just-in-time delivery.
For more information on Intrex’s aerospace manufacturing services, contact us today.