HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Materials & Assembly

Titanium-Aluminum Alloy Cuts Aircraft Weight

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Titanium turbine blades
warren@fourward.com   12/18/2012 9:36:30 AM
NO RATINGS
One problem I have with this whole thing is that Russia controls titanium. We could gear up for a new titanium world and Russia could cut us off. Look at the threats to the E.U. over natural gas? I would hate to be beholdin' to a belligerent government for my supplies. Remember tantalum just a few years ago?

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Titanium turbine blades
Ann R. Thryft   12/28/2012 12:25:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Russia isn't the only country supplying titanium: it also comes from South Africa, currently the second largest supplier, and elsewhere:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=251754



warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Titanium turbine blades
warren@fourward.com   12/28/2012 3:44:03 PM
NO RATINGS
South Africa?  You make my point.  Be careful of your suppliers.

 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Titanium turbine blades
Ann R. Thryft   1/3/2013 11:49:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Warren, I'm not getting your drift. Can you tell us what you mean about South Africa as a (presumably undesirable) source of titanium?

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Through my first-hand experience at MEMS Engineer Forum in Japan, itís clear to me that the IoT is real and that the Japanese are amply prepared for it and are executing on it today.
A new fixings and fastening system for assembling structural, load-bearing composite components promises 54% better adhesion, plus less weight and better mechanical performance than current composite fixing designs.
A cross-disciplinary team of scientists at Harvard University have invented a bionic leaf that can turn solar energy into fuel.
Following in the tracks of the fabled rocket plane programs of the 1940s, NASA engineers are now laying the plans for a new twist on the future of aviation -- a battery-powered airplane.
Laser engravers can be great tools for DIY projects. But they can also be pricey. Gadget Freak shows you how to build your own CNC laser engraver using an Arduino board.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service