Materials for Landing Gear Components

by Kevin Moon, thyssenkrupp North America, Director of Aerospace For over 25 years, thyssenkrupp Materials North America has been one of the world leaders in supplying advanced aluminum, copper, and stainless rod and bar from the world's leading mill sources to the meet the most stringent requirements in the aerospace community for landing gear manufacturing.... Continue Reading →

What you should know about stainless steel alloy

Austenitic stainless steel is a specific type of steel alloy typically in use for stainless applications. Stainless steels are organized in four main categories by their crystalline structure: austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and duplex. Austenitic steels are hardenable by cold treatment and are mostly non-magnetic. Today, we are breaking down the basics of what you should... Continue Reading →

Copper – Mankind’s First Metal

Did you know that copper has been in use at least 10,000 years? As with many natural resources, the total amount of copper on Earth is vast (around 1014 tons just in the top kilometer of Earth’s crust, or about 5 million years worth at the current rate of extraction). However, only a tiny fraction... Continue Reading →

Meet Stainless Steel Alloy 416

In the early 1900’s a lab in England was investigating ways to eliminate rust in gun barrels and from this led to the creation of stainless steel. By adding a minimum amount of 10.5% chromium to steel the material becomes “stainless steel.” Alloy 416 is a Martensitic grade alloy. It is a variation of the... Continue Reading →

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