|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Powder Metallurgy of Light Metals
||Implementation of Titanium Powder Metallurgy for Airframe Applications
||Kathleen Chou, James Cotton, Kevin Slattery
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Near-net shape manufacturing approaches are of interest to the aerospace industry as a way to reduce material costs and better utilize resources. The traditionally high buy-to-fly ratios associated with conventional fabrication result in expensive components due to large excesses of material and expensive machining techniques required to convert material to finished parts. Powder metallurgy is one approach to significantly increase affordability of titanium components and enable the use of titanium in a variety of transportation applications. However, challenges remain for broader implementation, such as powder quality, properties of finished components, and economies of scale. In this presentation, needs of airframe manufacturers and technical challenges for titanium powder metallurgy will be reviewed, and some approaches being investigated to address those problems will be discussed.
||Planned: EPD Congress Volume