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AEROSPACE

For many years, Nitrex has been a part of the many segments of the ever-evolving aerospace industry: aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, aero engines, helicopters, satellites, space vehicles, rockets, missiles, and other upcoming innovative forms of air travel like drones and UAMs.

Heat treating has always played a significant role in aerospace and space exploration history. It will continue to play a part in these fields with innovations such as additive manufacturing, meeting the need for lighter critical components that have higher temperature resistance for better fuel efficiency, and bringing new or previously hard-to-machine metals into the aerospace material mix. Nitrex’s technologies and product offerings work in tandem with the aerospace industry and its innovations.

HEAT TREATING SERVICES

The following heat treating services are among those provided by Nitrex HTS:

Carbonitriding

Carburizing

Low Pressure Carburizing

Nitreg® Potential Controlled Nitriding

Nitreg®-C Potential Controlled Nitrocarburizing & ONC® post-Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing Oxidation

Nitreg®-S Nitriding of Stainless Steels

Nano-S™ for Stainless Steels

Vacuum

RFQ

 

UPC-MARATHON CONTROL UPGRADES

Ideal for new or retrofit installations, UPC-Marathon control upgrade solutions meet industry-standard requirements and provide precise and reliable process control for greater savings and improved product quality.

Control Upgrades

RFQ

 

TURNKEY HEAT-TREATING SYSTEMS

Several heat-treating processes used in the aerospace industry require a controlled temperature and environment that can only be achieved in a vacuum furnace. Many parts in aero-engine hot sections, aerostructures, and other complex systems are made from various complex alloys selected specifically for their mechanical properties and for the lifecycle endurance requirements that aerospace components have to meet.

  • Vacuum furnaces front loading
  • Vacuum furnaces bottom loading
  • Brazing furnace
  • Coating furnaces VPA
  • Atmosphere brazing

 

Horizontal Vacuum Series

Vertical Furnace Series

RFQ

 

NITREX nitriding/nitrocarburizing systems and technologies deliver superior quality and performance, improving the wear and corrosion resistance of steel, stainless steel, and alloy parts. Nitrex systems can be an integral part of a fully automated production cell with automatic loading and unloading.

Nitriding Systems

Nitriding Technologies

RFQ

Aerospace parts processed include :

 

Aeroengine components

Hot section components

Blade

Blisk

Struts

Landing gears

Aerostructure

Interior plates and hardware

Monuments

Galley

Actuation

Probes

Discs

Shafts

Casings

Thruster

Hydraulic systems

Valves

Exhaust

High pressure ducting

Valves

Tubing

Fuel probes

Fuel reservoir

Casting

Forging

Pins

Nut

Bolts

Rivets

Pitot

Gears

Fasteners

Shims

Standard aerospace aluminums – 6061, 7050, and 7075

Traditional aerospace metals – nickel 718, titanium 6Al4V, and Stainless 15-5PH

New alloys such as single-crystal nickel-base superalloy, Ti6Al2Zr2Sn2Mo2Cr0.25Si, titanium aluminide (TiAl) and aluminum lithium (Al-Li) are replacing older alloys, providing improved life cycle, cost and performance.

 

Titanium 5553 (Ti-5553) Ferrium S53 Incoloy, Inconel, Udimet and Hastalloy steel 300M and SAE 4340 are also found in certain niche components to reduce corrosion, thereby reducing the need for subsequent related processing and improving the overall performance of the components.

 

Other alloys include Ti2Cu, Ti6Al2Zr2Sn2Mo2Cr0.25Si, Ti4.5Al4Mo4Sn0.5Si (SP 700), Cast and wrought nickel-base superalloys, Alloy-718, Waspaloy, and powder metallurgy nickel-base superalloys such as RR1000 and U720.