Steel Products in the Aerospace industry
The aerospace industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world, encompassing civil and military aviation, and even space travel. Aerospace products must be durable, lightweight, and able to withstand extreme conditions to get passengers safely to their destinations. Bergsen Metals provides aerospace-grade metals in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet the specific requirements for your product design.
Types of Aerospace-Grade Metals
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At Bergsen Metals, we carry a variety of metals in all sizes and shapes to meet the needs of your application. Each metal has its own advantages, and when used correctly, they create durable, lightweight, and long-lasting aerospace components.
Aluminum is one of the most common metals in the world, and aerospace companies have used it to construct airplanes since the industry began. Up to 80% of the materials used to construct planes are aluminum alloys. Aluminum is a preferred material because it is extremely lightweight, allowing for better fuel efficiency, and its strength-to-weight ratio outperforms other metals consistently. This versatile metal is corrosion-resistant and malleable making it suitable for the construction of aerospace parts like wings, fuselages, and other complex parts.
Nickel alloys are used in aerospace design because they’re extremely tough and resistant to high temperatures and corrosion. Nickel alloys can withstand temperatures as high as 1600°F/870°C while maintaining their physical integrity, making them ideal for constructing turbine blades and other jet engine parts. Due to its durability, nickel is used to create aerospace products that are able to withstand constant wear and exposure to extreme elements like high temperatures for extended periods of time. Oftentimes, this includes rocket engines and pressure and exhaust valves.
Steel is an essential material in the aerospace industry. It is extremely tough and resistant to high temperatures, corrosion, and constant wear while still being lightweight. Aerospace-grade steel is often used to produce landing gear because of its ability to withstand high stress and large impacts. It is a cost-effective choice for many aircraft parts that require high-quality and long-lasting performance. Some components commonly made of steel include:
- Exhaust ducts
- Landing gear
- Fuel tanks
Why Partner with Bergsen Metals For Aerospace Grade Metal Products?
Since 1974, ISO 9001-certified Bergsen Metals has provided high-quality, aerospace-grade metals that meet the AMS, ASTM, ASME, and military industry requirements. Our company prides itself in meeting the needs of the industry by providing high-quality products at a fair price in a competitive global market. Together, we work with each customer to provide the perfect aircraft alloy or superalloy to fit their application.
Contact us today to partner with Bergen Metals in designing your aerospace products or to learn more about our services.