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Aircraft Metals

Aircraft Metals 

Aircraft Metals

Jaco Aerospace has supplied various Aircraft Metals to Aircraft Manufacturers and Maintenance and Repair facilities since 1971.

Jaco Aerospace provides every type of aircraft metal you need, expert customer service, and the quickest RFQ turnaround time in the industry. We offer products in a range of metals, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel metal, nickel, copper, titanium, and brass. Order from our extensive stock of aircraft metals, and you can choose same-day shipping to receive your product as early as tomorrow morning - no matter where you are located.

Some of the aircraft metals we provide include sheets, strips, rods, castings, cables, forgings, fasteners, rings, wire, honeycomb, extrusions, and more. We stand behind every product we deliver and will gladly give you additional information on our aircraft metals to ensure your operation runs smoothly and safely.

After looking at our website, if you can't find the type of aircraft metals you require, please don't hesitate to contact one of our sales representatives for additional help. Our expert staff members can help you locate the kind of aircraft metals you need, and we can ship them right to your doorstep. For more assistance, Email Jaco Aerospace at [email protected] to learn more.

AluminumSteelStainless Steel
Alloy SteelTitaniumBrassMagnesiumSpecialty Alloys
Maraging Steel
Carbon Steel
Other Metals & Specs

Aircraft Metals Used for Aerospace Manufacturing: Beginners Guide

Metals have been used in aircraft construction since the Wright Brothers' first historic flight. They're a vital component in manufacturing all types of aircraft because of their ability to withstand the stresses of air flight. 

So, what is metal? Most metals are elements. They're dense materials with a shiny, lustrous appearance that conduct heat and electricity and have a high melting point. Examples of metals used in aircraft construction include aluminum, copper, iron, nickel, titanium, and zinc.

The Properties of Aircraft Metals

Aircraft manufacturers select metals according to their properties. These properties include:

•    Strength - a metal’s ability to resist deformation;
•    Density - the weight of the material;
•    Malleability - a metal's ability to be shaped into the desired form;
•    Ductility - the ability to be bent or twisted without breaking;
•    Elasticity - a metal's ability to return to its original form after a force is applied;
•    Toughness - a metal's ability to withstand tearing or shearing;
•    Brittleness - a brittle metal is unable to bend or deform without creating breaks or cracks;
•    Fusibility - a metal's ability to become liquid with the application of heat;
•    Conductivity - the metal's ability to carry heat or electricity; and
•    Thermal Expansion - describes a metal's ability to contract and expand in response to temperature changes.

Metal Alloys

Many aircraft metals are actually alloys. An alloy is created by mixing and combining one or more metals. Alloys improve a metal's ability to be machined, resist stress extreme temperatures, and resist corrosion. 

Steel is one of the most common alloys used in aircraft construction. Steel is made by combining iron with carbon, hence carbon steel. Other steel alloys combine iron, carbon, and metals such as boron, tungsten, manganese, chromium, nickel, cobalt, and molybdenum.

We Have the Metal for All Your Aerospace Manufacturing Applications

TubingExtrusions/Roll FormsCastingsForgingsFasteners
Metal Types

Jaco Aerospace has supplied high-quality aircraft metals to aerospace manufacturers and maintenance and repair facilities since 1971. We're one of the industry's most trusted aviation supply companies, providing materials that meet the highest manufacturing standards, including official mil-spec supplies. 

Specifications and sizes of these metals vary greatly, so it's essential to work with an experienced aircraft supply team like Jaco Aerospace, who will get you the suitable aerospace materials with the right specs the first time.

Email Jaco Aerospace at [email protected] to find out how our top-grade aircraft metals can be utilized in your aerospace manufacturing applications.