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Metal coating powders for aeroplane and submarines, Cooling tubes for heat exchangers & Shaped wire for push-pull controls

Defense

We’ve supported the Defense sector since the 1950s, where our precision tubes were used in Navy-designed heat exchangers, steam generators and nuclear fuel assemblies in nuclear submarines.

Today, our metallurgy experts continue to innovate and develop advanced metal materials for next generation Defense applications – whether in sea, air or space.

Products
  • High Pressure and Heat Resistant Tubes +


    Hydraulic and aero engine tubing engineered for the engines and airframes of military aircraft, including the high-performance Waspaloy™ tubing for the afterburners of the F-15/F-16 Eagle fighter. For the marine sector, high performance tubing is manufactured for nuclear submarines.

    Alloys
    Seamless and welded stainless steel, titanium (seamless only), zirconium and nickel alloys.

    Sizes
    From 0.010 in (0.25 mm) to 1.5 in (38.10 mm) OD.

    Applications
    Include 5,000 psi hydraulic flight actuation systems, fuel lines, pitot tubes, engine tubes in special alloys for high temperature military aircraft afterburners, instrumentation and landing gear. Marine applications include steam generator, heat exchanger and condenser applications.

  • Specialty Metal Powders +


    We supply custom-made metal powders used in coatings used on Navy vessels, and aircraft through qualified AS9100 powder producers. Many of our products are key constituents of blends or some of the original materials used in aerospace thermal spray metallic coatings.

    Alloys
    Stainless steels, nickel and nickel-base alloys, nickel-chrome alloys, cobalt alloys and specialty alloys.

    Applications
    Stealth Coating and Thermal Batteries.

  • Thermal Management Materials (TMP) +


    Due to their excellent thermal conductivity and controlled thermal expansion, our Molybdenum-Copper and Tungsten-Copper composites are the preferred materials for Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors for the Defense industry.

    Alloys
    Molybdenum-Copper (AMC) and Tungsten-Copper (AWC) composites.

    Sizes

    • Width: 4 inches (102 mm)
    • Thickness: 3 inches (76 mm)
    • Length: 24 inches (610 mm)

    Applications
    High power semiconductors, microwave packages, high RF applications, laser mounts, optoelectronics, electronic packages. Our products are trusted in sensitive Defense applications such as advanced active radars, electronic countermeasures, and jamming equipment.

  • High Tolerance Custom Shaped Wire +


    Re-rolled flat and specialty shaped wire in a wide range of alloys and sizes. Our sophisticated forming technologies and engineering expertise enable us to work to the tightest tolerances.

    Alloys

    • High purity wrought powder metallurgy alloys include nickel, Pfinodal®, and nickel Irons.
    • Other materials: copper and copper alloys, nickel alloys, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum and any commercially available custom alloys.

    Sizes

    • Square 0.010” (0.254 mm) to 0.200” (5.08 mm).
    • Round 0.004” (0.101 mm) to 0.250” (6.35 mm).
    • Flat 0.008” (0.203 mm) to 0.018” (0.457 mm).

    Applications
    Push-pull mechanisms required for remote activation of aircraft controls, fuel shutoffs, fasteners, landing gear, emergency controls and helicoil. Lock collar tape for aerospace rivets.

  • Highly Conductive Nickel Strip +


    Manufactured via wrought powder metallurgy for 99.98% purity. Our nickel strip delivers 15-20% higher conductivity than traditional cast nickel strip for aerospace battery connectors.

    Alloys
    Ni200, Ni 201, Ni270, 899L and 899A.

    Sizes
    Thickness down to 50 microns, standard and custom sizes and tempers available.

    Applications
    Aerospace batteries, heat exchangers and bellows.

  • Clad Plate for Armor Plate +


    Roll-bonded clad plate combines the superior properties of each metal: strength, corrosion resistance, thermal and electrical conductivity.

    Alloys

    • Standard composites include: Nickel Clad Steel, Stainless Clad Steel and Stainless Aluminum Clad.
    • Other materials available include Inconel® Clad Steel, Hastelloy® Clad Steel, 276 Clad Steel, Copper Clad Steel, Titanium Clad Steel, and Stainless Cladded Tool Steel.

    Sizes

    • Thicknesses from 3/16” to 1” (4.76 to 25.4 mm).
    • Widths to 98” (2,500 mm).
    • Lengths to 540” (13,716 mm).

    Applications
    Armor Plate for marine applications.