Metal Stamped Parts for the Aerospace Industry
Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company is a leading provider of quality metal stamped tools for a wide range of industries. The accuracy, fine detail, and durability of our metal stamped parts makes them ideal for the aerospace industry, which requires equipment to meet strict quality standards. Aerospace components are often complex and must be manufactured to detailed specifications within exceptionally tight tolerances. They must also retain their shape and function when exposed to extreme temperature and pressure fluctuations common in aerospace applications.
Metal Stamped Parts & Components for Aerospace Applications
Some of the most common uses of stamped parts in the aerospace industry include:
Oxygen Generation and Pressurization Systems
Oxygen generators and pressurization systems keep the air in aircraft cabs and cockpits fresh and safely pressurized at altitude using compressors and valves composed of metal stamped components.
Relays and Switches
Metal stamped relays and switches help operators control electrical power generation and distribution throughout the aircraft.
Metal stamped components are used in interior and exterior aerospace lighting equipment. Aerospace lighting components, especially on the exterior, must be able to withstand extreme environments, broad temperature fluctuations, electromagnetic interference, and high levels of vibration.
Stamped components are incorporated into a variety of critical instrumentation used to keep aircraft flying safely, including altimeters, compasses, fuel gauges, and pressure sensors.
Engine Controls and Sensors
Metal stamped components are used in sensors and valves that measure and control pressure, temperature, position, humidity and force to ensure that the engines are running safely and efficiently.
Actuators are used to convert hydraulic and electric power into motion for essential aircraft components, such as landing gear, wing flaps, or bay doors.
Flight Control Systems
Metal stamped components are used in flight control systems such as stabilizers, rudders, elevators, flaps, slats, and spoilers, which pilots use to measure and control aircraft speed, direction, and altitude.
Fuel systems include the storage and distribution of fuel to the aircraft’s engine. These systems incorporate metal stamped components such as piping, tanks, pumps, filters, gauges, and valves, among others.
Antennas are critical for aircraft communication and navigation, and they are composed of numerous precision stamped components.
Components used in aerospace applications must be strong, lightweight, and resistant to temperature fluctuations, corrosion, pressure, and vibration. In order to meet the rigorous requirements of the industry, aerospace manufacturers often use the following materials:
- Carbon Steel. Strong and durable, carbon steel is valued for its reliability, and is often used in landing gear equipment and as a protective outer skin on high-speed aircraft.
- Stainless Steel. Stainless steel has more corrosion resistance than carbon steel, but is heavier than aluminum. With high tensile strength, shear resistance, and the ability to withstand high temperatures, stainless steel is used in landing gear, fasteners, exhaust system components, and engine parts.
- Aluminum. Aluminum is one of the most popular aerospace materials due to its strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion and chemical resistance, and low cost. Use of aluminum components makes aircraft lighter and more fuel efficient without losing necessary strength and durability.
- Titanium. Titanium falls between steel and aluminum for weight, but is stronger than both materials. It is corrosion-resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures up to 1000°F, but it is much more expensive than steel and aluminum.
In addition to the above materials, Manor Tool offers a wide range of specialty metals and alloys that can be used in aerospace components. Please inquire for a full list of materials that we work with.
Turn to Manor Tool for Your Stamped Parts
At Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, we pride ourselves on providing superior metal stamped parts for our customers in the aerospace industry. Our fleet of more than thirty 400-ton presses allows us to create custom deep-drawn components with sizes ranging up to 4′ wide and 8′ long. Our ISO 9001:2015 certified facility features strict quality control measures at each stage of production, state-of-the-art visual inspection systems, and a host of measuring and monitoring systems to ensure that our customers receive exceptionally accurate components that adhere to even the most stringent industry standards.
Contact the Experts at Manor Tool for Your Next Aerospace Project
Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company has the skills and resources to create a wide variety of metal stamped aerospace components. To learn more about ways that our custom deep-drawn stamping services can improve your next project, contact Manor Tool today or request a quote. For more information about deep drawn metal stamping and associated applications, feel free to browse our eBooks.