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The Importance of Heat Treating in Aerospace

August 18, 2021

In the aerospace industry, there is little room for inefficiency or error. Without proper heat treating, metal parts can underperform or fail, putting equipment—and ultimately, human safety—at risk. 

What is Heat Treating?

Despite its name, heat treating is the controlled process of heating and cooling solid metals in order to help them better withstand wear and tear. After heat brings a metal or alloy to a specific temperature, the material is allowed to cool down and harden to produce a desired change in the treated part’s metallurgical structure.  

What Does This Process Mean for Aerospace?

Whether you’re in the business of making airplanes, helicopters, rockets, or satellites, your priority is to manufacture a product that can withstand intense heat and pressure without breaking. With more than half of the average aircraft constructed of steel, every bolt, gear, and element of the body and frame demands exceptional quality and strength.

Crucial Components

You stand by every square inch of your product. As some parts can cause especially catastrophic damage to an aircraft in the event of a failure, they are subject to stringent guidelines outlined by approvals such as EN9100 or NADCAP. As a NADCAP-accredited supplier, Akron Steel Treating is experienced in applying the “Special Process” outlined in the guidelines to each of the following crucial components:

  • Turbine shafts
  • Crank shafts
  • Camshafts
  • Cylinders / Cylinder head
  • Bearings
  • Valves
  • Gearwheels / Planetary Gears
  • Landing gear
  • Engine blades
  • Pumps

Akron Steel Treating is proud to bring nearly 80 years of experience to a range of heat treating capabilities. Our process affords your aerospace manufacturing company to travel safer, go further, and reach higher with exceptional parts. 

Heat treating parts in the aerospace industry is essential for success. Contact us at Akron Steel Treating and let us help you through the process. 

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