Aerospace with MetSource
MetSource supplies numerous mission critical materials to Aerospace OEM, Tier One and Tier Two 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.
Typical Aerospace Products:
Air valve body, connection and seat components
Combustion chamber rings, housing, sleeve,
support and manifold components
Combustor cases, liner and support basket
De-icing equipment components
Forged seat, seals and flanges
Fuel system housing, nozzles and support
Hot forming and super-plastic forming dies
Hot forming and super-plastic forming press platens
Jetway or jet bridge components
Landing gear bushings
Lay-up composite tooling
Rocket engine nozzles, domes
Stator case cover
Various CNC machined components
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 goundry gating. The focus 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.
300 Series Austenitic grades
400 Series Martensitic grades
14-4H, 15-5H, 17-4PH
ASTM Heat Resistant grades
ASTM Corrosion Resistant grades
Nickel and Cobalt based
IN600®, IN625®, IN718®
Hastelloy C-276®, Hastelloy X®
254SMO, Ferallium 255®
C93200 to C94500
C95200 to C95400
C95500 to C95800
2035, 6151, 6061, 7075
Near Net-shaped Sand or Centrifugals
ISO 9001:2008 (QMS)
Customer-specific standards or requirements
Do you have a complicated machined hog-out, fabrication or multiple process part that may lend itself for conversion to a more optimal manufacturing method? Many of MetSource’s success stories are centered around converting a product from one process or multiple processes to a streamlined manufacturing process that improves 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?