Aerospace IndustrySeptember 25, 2016
ConstructionSeptember 25, 2016
A wide variety of metals are used in military applications. These metals include, but are not limited to, titanium, stainless steel, carbon steel, and various nickel alloys. Each material choice is application-specific and is selected based on its strengths and weaknesses. USTi has sourced and supplied Lockheed Martin, a major military hardware manufacturer with these and many more types of materials.
Titanium has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of all the metals and has great performance in extreme conditions with heightened temperatures. It is commonly alloyed with aluminum, vanadium or other elements for additional benefits. Its machinability allows it to be fabricated for armor protection and structural elements. Titanium is half the weight, but as strong as steel, and it is equal in weight to aluminum, but twice as strong.