While aluminium has replaced stainless steel as the primary alloy used in aircraft production, stainless steel continues to offer performance advantages compared to this alloy.
Although aluminium provides improved strength-to-weight ratios, stainless steel often offers superior corrosion resistance and temperature tolerance and can withstand impact stresses, which lends itself to particular aerospace components.
Stainless steel sheet continues to be used in aerospace applications today, with examples including engine & exhaust components, critical superstructure joints and landing gear. Like all alloys, suitability is determined by the application and the performance characteristics of the alloy.
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From engine components to fuel tanks, stainless steel is still used extensively in the aerospace sector today.
Our alloys offer high corrosion resistance, maintain mechanical properties at high temperatures and can withstand impact stresses. While too heavy for wing skins and aerostructures, our products are ideal for applications, including exhaust systems and specific engine parts.
In aerospace applications, structural integrity means everything.