Aerospace and Defense
Aerospace with metsource
MetSource supplies numerous mission-critical materials to Aerospace and Defense OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers produced to exacting Industry standards including AS9100, ITAR, ISO 9001, and NADCAP certifications. Please review our engineered solutions below for further information regarding our unique capabilities or contact us to learn more.
Check out our case studies to see how we’ve solved real-life aerospace problems for our customers.
Typical Aerospace Products
- Air valve body, connection, and seat components
- Aircraft bearings
- Combustion chamber rings, housing, sleeve,
- support and manifold components
- Combustor cases, liner, and support basket
- Compressor cases
- De-icing equipment components
- Exhaust diffusers
- Fan cases
- Forged seat, seals, and flanges
- Forming mandrels
- Fuel system housing, nozzles, and support
- Hot forming and super-plastic forming dies
- Hot forming and SPF press platens
- Hydroformed tooling
- Jetway or jet bridge components
- Landing gear bushings
- Lay-up composite tooling
- Rocket engine nozzles, domes
- Stator case cover
- Thrust chamber
- Various CNC machined components
- Vortex body
MetSource works tirelessly to provide engineered solutions to aerospace manufacturers. Tooling is one example where MetSource has provided numerous solutions to our customers.
Centrifugal castings used as Forming Mandrels in Fan Case Tooling
Composite and sheet metal structures used in aircraft components and aircraft engines are hot-formed around tooling that is typically a welded fabricated structure. Because of the intense heat in the production process and the very large size of cases being produced, these tools are prone to deformation. This distortion results in tolerance and roundness issues in the finished part. The use of alloys such as Invar that resist thermal expansion, and the homogeneous nature of using centrifugals in the application eliminate roundness concerns and provide a high-quality finished part.
Hot forming and super-plastic forming dies and platens
A major Tier 1 supplier of aerospace components designs and purchases tooling for hot forming and super-plastic forming of various inconel and titanium aerospace components. The supplier was experiencing thermal cracking in their tooling that necessitated weld repair or replacement of tooling before program completion, seriously jeopardizing program timing and component supply. MetSource worked with our customer to review tooling design in terms of material selection and foundry gating. The focus is to improve tooling machinability, increase performance and reduce thermal cycle cracking. The result was a custom-designed cast product delivered within four weeks of order receipt allowing the customer to meet program delivery requirements to his customer.
Typicals Materials used in Aerospace and Defense
Nickel and Cobalt based
- IN600®, IN625®, IN718®
- Hastelloy C-276®, Hastelloy X®
- Nitronic® 60
- 254SMO, Ferallium 255®
- C93200 to C94500
- C95200 to C95400
- C95500 to C95800
- AMS 4880
- AMS 4881
- Bearium® Metals
We also strictly adhere to customer-specific standards or requirements
Do you have a complicated machined hog-out or fabrication that may lend itself to conversion to an alternate process? Nearly all of MetSource’s success stories are centered around converting a product from one process or multiple processes to a streamlined manufacturing process that improves the product quality, cost and / or lead-time.
Material Process Selection
Do you have a part design but want a solutions expert to advise optimal process to produce your part? Subtle changes in part design can optimize process manufacturability to reduce cost, increase part quality and / or increase throughput.
Do you want to speak to a metallurgist regarding a part and environment to help with material selection? Alloy selection can greatly affect overall cost and part manufacturability.
On-Site Visit and / or Phone Consultation
Do you wish to have a MetSource engineer call or visit you to discuss a particular application?