L to R: Titanium powder obtained from rutile sand, Field Assist Sintered double cone preform, then pancake forgingCredit Photo @ FastForge)
A consortium is working on a project aimed at the production of aerospace-grade titanium at an affordable price.
Safran Landing Systems, Metalysis, the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the University of Sheffield are the partners working on the FASTForge project. Through this project the consortium is aiming to produce novel titanium alloy aerospace components in three steps from rutile sand – a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Michael Ward, chiefRead more