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
For decades there have been rumors that Microsoft essentially copied DRI's CP/M operating system and sold it to IBM as MS-DOS. In just a few days, all will be revealed.
A San Francisco startup called Otto came out of stealth mode recently and released a dramatic video demonstrating its successful test of a technology for self-driving trucks.
Researchers have found a way to use graphene to cheaply and easily turn dirty water into drinking water.
A new 1-GHz vector signal transceiver promises to offer expanded test capabilities for engineers involved in applications ranging from automotive and aerospace to semiconductors and defense.
Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have devised a new method for designing strong, light cellular structures of re-architected metals and plastics with optimized properties.
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.
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