The demands of the modern age are felt keenly in the aerospace and defense markets. Products must perform to stringent functional and regulatory standards; either guaranteeing the safety of operators or helping to combat threats in an efficient and ethical manner. H.C. Starck Solutions can help with these increasingly prevalent challenges in the world’s most competitive industries.
Building machines that can fly through our atmosphere or travel into space requires materials capable of withstanding rapid and large fluctuations in mechanical load and temperature.1 While research in composite materials and ceramics has produced materials with these capabilities, designers often find that such materials cannot be easily fabricated into the complex shapes required for aerospace components.2
Refractory metal alloys offer an alternative approach, providing high temperature- and load-bearing characteristics while still being relatively easy to work with.
At H.C. Starck Solutions, we focus on manufacturing high purity refractories and alloys for harsh operating environments, offering a choice of industry-trusted products for aerospace and defense. These include:
Tungsten heavy alloy (WHA) balance weights and shielding components
Titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (TZM) forging dies
Missile components based on molybdenum (Mo) and WHA
The refractory metals tungsten and molybdenum find applications in the aerospace industry because of their high melting points and high-temperature strength.2
H.C. Starck Solutions supplies high-performance balance weights for balancing and vibration control applications into the aerospace and defense markets. Explore our high-density tungsten balance weights here.
Vibration dampeners by H.C. Starck Solutions effectively diminish vibrational oscillations from functioning mechanical systems in machinery.We possesses over 50 years of expertise in areas of customizable alloys, making our vibration dampeners both high-performing and ideal for your application.
H.C. Starck Solutions has a range of advanced materials that can be fabricated into geometries suitable for high-performance ordnance and munitions, including explosively formed penetrators and shaped charge liners, as well as forging blanks from refractory materials.
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