29 May Aluminium in Planes and Aircraft Aluminium
Aluminium in Planes is one of the most interesting and unique forms of aeronautical engineering. It has been around since before history has even begun. In fact, it was used in Aircrafts long before the Wright brothers made it into the public record. The development of metal as an actual material used to make planes dates back to at least the Ancient Egyptians who used the material for making the famed Pharaohs ships.
This is because Aluminium has very unique properties compared to most other metals. Firstly, it is extremely light, which is vital for a lighter weight aircraft. It also has very high strength properties, which is useful for strong-flying aircraft as well as for making stronger outer frame pieces used on air crafts. The reason for this is that the metal itself when formed by heating becomes alloyed with oxygen itself, which greatly increases the properties of strength, lightness and the resistance to corrosion. It can also be shaped easily by using Euromac Bending Machines such as those from Cotswold Machinery Sales.
One of the best known applications of Aluminium in planes and air crafts is the use of aeroplane load cycles in them. The reason why this is so is because Aluminium has the ability to maintain its shape under loads due to the ability to gel with other elements during the casting process. This allows the three dimensional positions and shapes of the cast aluminum to be preserved when the aircraft aluminium is placed through the load cycles. During these load cycles, the Aluminium will be pushed, compressed, sliced, rolled and/or moulded to create the shape of the desired aircraft aluminium. These are some of the applications of Aluminium in planes and aircraft aluminium and their continued usage is testament to the outstanding performance and the long term benefits of the material.