Aluminum Forging for Aerospace Applications

Aluminum has been a reliable material for the aviation industry for generations. Over time, we’ve seen aluminum move from aviation to aerospace. We’ve seen aluminum as a primary component of… The Apollo spacecraft Sputnik1 in 1957 The Skylab space station Space shuttles, and International Space Station. Modern spacecraft are now composed of 50-90% of forged aluminum. Why is that? Aluminum…
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What is Seamless Rolled Ring Forging?

The seamless rolled ring forging process plays an important role in manufacturing metal parts for machinery, wind turbines, jet engines, helicopter gearboxes and many other industries. Because of the forging process, seamless rolled rings have an added strength and fatigue resistance not found in welded rings or torch-cut rings. Seamless Rolled Ring Forging Process The rolled ring forging process typically…
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Forged Metal vs. Cast Metal

Forging and casting are two different manufacturing processes used to manipulate the shape of metal. The casting process involves heating metal until it is liquefied and then pouring it into a mold to create a desired shape, while forging involves heating metal until it is malleable, but still in a solid state, and then pressing or hammering it into a…
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Aerospace Industry Forging A Bright Future

When Orville Wright took the first powered aircraft flight back in 1903, he traveled about 120 feet. On the last flight of the day, Wilbur Wright flew 852 feet. The aerospace industry has been evolving almost as quickly ever since. Steel Industries has worked closely with aerospace manufacturers for decades and we’ve seen plenty of revolutionary changes in forging technology…
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