We offer a number of advanced materials suitable for fighters, trainers and bombers. These material advancements include acoustic structures, thermoplastics, out-of-autoclave composites, high temperature composites and metallics as well as additive manufacturing.
For acoustic and non-acoustic configurations that perform at temperatures and environments beyond the capability of traditional composite and metallic materials, we offer:
- Vacuum Super Plastic Forming (VSPF) and Liquid Interface Diffusion (LID) titanium structures (LIDBond™)
- BMI composites
- Polyamide composites
- Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
- Carbon-Carbon (C-C) Composites
These ultrahigh-performance materials and processes enable a wider range of products in the defense industry such as rocket motor cases, next generation flight and propulsive structures, and hypersonic vehicles.
You can find some of the latest technologies on the F-22, where we developed and manufactured extremely lightweight, durable titanium Liquid Interface Diffusion (LID) Bonded engine bay doors and keel panels.