Useful Features of Aircraft Titanium for the Aerospace Industry
Since the very first aircraft was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, metal alloys have been the industry standard in terms of durable, lightweight materials best capable of soaring through the sky.
For over a century, the primary metals that were used in aviation were aluminum and steel alloys, and while these metals were able to serve their purpose effectively, in recent decades builders of aerospace aircraft have begun to see the incredible merits of titanium alloy based materials.
Benefits of Utilizing Titanium Alloys in Aircraft
There are many benefits of building titanium-based aircraft, including:
Increased strength; requires less material than aluminum or steel
Lower density than other metal alloys
High corrosion resistance
Ability to withstand high temperatures
Increased range of aircraft
Decreased fuel use
More cost-efficient due to using less material
Uses of Titanium-based Aerospace Components
Titanium alloy-based metals have replaced many of the standard aluminum and steel components that have long been used in the aerospace industry. The greatest use of titanium can be seen in the aircraft’s structural frame. By using titanium, the weight of the aircraft itself decreases substantially, as well as the cost of production, as titanium frames require less material than other metals such as aluminum, due to the increased strength provided by titanium alloys.
Additionally, titanium used for improved engine functionality is superior to other metals, as a result of titanium’s lightweight nature, increased strength, and ability to withstand high temperatures.
Other uses of titanium alloys in the aerospace industry include:
(TMS Titanium, 2013)
Titanium Products Available at Jaco Aerospace
Titanium use in aerospace construction has become the new industry standard for building aircraft that will withstand the intense conditions of flight, and we are here to serve you, your airliner, and your passengers with the best possible materials.
Jaco Aerospace offers a wide array of titanium alloy-based components to suit all aircraft construction needs. From structural, engine-based, to landing gear and more, our company supplies titanium parts for all aspects of aircraft manufacturing.
With over five decades of business, Jaco Aerospace has built a high reputation with our clients, and as shown by our superior craftsmanship and excellent work ethic, we are committed to producing aerospace building materials of the highest quality.
Email Jaco Aerospace at [email protected] or call us at 1-626-855-2870 to learn more about our products and services.