TITANIUM FORGING PROCESS CUTS COSTS, EXPANDS MARKETS

The cost of an aircraft part was reduced over 75% using a new titanium forging process described here. The process is being used by the Lockheed-California Co. to make support for the fuselage "tail bumper" on the Lockheed L-1011 jetliner. The new forging technique could make titanium a cost-effective alternative for many components now made from other materials. No machining is needed with this technique which starts with a 1 in. diameter rolled titanium bar and uses only a single set of segmented dies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penton-IPC

    614 Superior Avenue West
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Authors:
    • Bangs, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM