Stainless steel – a reliable material for the aerospace industry
The aerospace industry has been one of the biggest consumers of stainless steel for many decades. Böllinghaus Steel, for instance, is certified according to AS/EN/JISQ 9100, the current quality standard in the aerospace industry.
Materials used in aerospace must maintain their structural integrity. Stainless steel is used in the aerospace industry because of its corrosion resistance and high temperature oxidation resistance. In addition, it maintains its mechanical properties over a wide temperature range.
Stainless steel is used to produce fasteners because of its resistance to unpredictable pressure conditions and ability to maintain its consistency at extreme temperatures. Due to rapid technological development in the aviation industry, stainless steel is considered an excellent choice for the production of aviation materials. Stainless steel is characterized by its strength, density, formability, elasticity, conductivity and thermal expansion.
Stainless steel also offers excellent heat and fire resistance, a shiny and aesthetic appearance, and best hygiene properties. The material can be used for the construction of springs, castings, tie rods and control cables. Due to its extreme versatility, stainless steel can be used for virtually all metal parts of an aircraft.