Nickel Alloys

  • Pressing in Inconel 625 for aircraft engine afterburner 

The use of high temperature specialty alloys, such as Nickel alloys and Titanium are extensively used in the Aerospace industry and are key to the success of today’s modern aircraft.

Nickel alloys are vitally important to the Aerospace industry as they comprise some ofthe most valued specialty, high-temperature alloys in this market and are amongst the toughest structural materials known. Structural applications that require specific corrosion resistance or elevated temperature strength receive the necessary properties from nickel and its alloys. The resistance of nickel alloys to oxidation, corrosion and high stresses at high temperatures (1200°F-2000°F,650°C-1100°C) makes the metal particularly suitable for jet engine parts and its assemblies. They are commonly used in the manufacture of aircraft components, such as aircraft engine, exhaust, heat exchanger and APU components and also bleed air ducts, the majority of which involve corrosion resistance and/or heat resistance.

MSM aerospace fabricators specialises in working with high temperature resistant alloys for the Aerospace industry and has many years’ experience  working with Nickel alloys such as Inconel 625 and Inconel 718. Renowned as a difficult material to work with from a manufacturing point of view, MSM’s specialist Hydroforming (including Bulge forming), NADCAP approved Laser cutting and NADCAP approved Welding processes provide the perfect solution.

This, together with MSM’s capability to manufacture high accuracy complex shapes and profiles, enables the most difficult designs to be produced. Examples of these are:-

·        Labyrinthseals and Fire seals as used on exhausts.

·        Ducts,connectors, manifolds and gimbal parts as used in bleed air ducts.

·        Louvreair exhausts.

·        Doublersand stiffeners as used on Nacelles and Thrust reversers.

·        Exhaustand Afterburner cones and nozzles.

·        Heatexchanger panels and housings.

Furthermore, MSM’s specialist Forming simulation software enables the “spring back” which generally occurs when forming Nickel alloys, to be pre-determined prior to any press tools being designed or parts manufactured. This not only saves time by eliminating much of the tooling development which can be typical of manufacturing complex pressings, but also saves the cost of expensive re-cuts.

All of the above is backed up by MSM’s NADCAP approved NDT facility and Quality systems.

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