H.C. Starck to showcase advanced aerospace products at Paris Air Show
June 20, 2011
H.C. Starck, a leading global supplier of refractory metals and advanced ceramics, will be showcasing its advancements in aerospace products at this year’s Paris Air Show, June 20-26.
“Aerospace and Defence are important markets for H.C. Starck”, stated Dmitry Shashkov, President and CEO of H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products Business Unit. “Our company has been supplying to some Aerospace and Defence applications for several decades. As the industry performance requirements continue to grow, we are making investments in our own materials technology to support these requirements”.
H.C. Starck Group uses its own manufacturing facilities in Europe, America, and Asia to serve growing sectors such as the electronics, chemical, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as mechanical engineering and tool manufacturers.
With refractory metal and ceramic applications for everything from engines to airframes and warheads to rocket nozzles, H.C. Starck’s diverse product portfolio provides state-of-the-art, innovative solutions for these complex designs, states the company.
As aircraft turbine engines seek greater efficiency, their designs necessitate robust materials that withstand extreme mechanical and thermal stress. H.C. Starck provides not only refractory metal dies to cast the precision fan assemblies, but also the high performance powders to coat them providing an increased service life. Thermal-spray application of thick insulation layers on turbine blades optimises engine performance, diminishes backflow, lowers fuel consumption, and enables safer engine operation.
Precision balancing of both fixed and rotary wing aircraft is critical to reducing vibration and enhancing pilot and passenger comfort. This is best achieved with dense, high-strength materials compressed for optimum weight concentration. To help balance and stabilize the control surfaces of ailerons, elevators, and rudder sections of aircraft, helicopter rotor blades, and cockpit instrumentation, H.C. Starck offers complex-shaped balance weights manufactured from tungsten alloys.
In line with other aerospace products, H.C. Starck supplies defence manufacturers precision balance weights for missile bodies and sensor arrays. Solid rocket motors use numerous specialty compounds to enhance thrust and refractory products to guide propulsion though vanes and nozzles.
H.C. Starck also has an extrusion and forging facility where large complex shapes are extruded from specialty metals and alloy-based systems including titanium, nickel, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium and other high tech materials for critical aircraft structural components.
Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]
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