Aerospace

The modern aerospace industry demands the most innovative and high-quality metals and alloys. Whether carrying commercial passengers, astronauts, or fighter pilots; aerospace products must adhere to the highest standards or performance and quality under extreme conditions. All the metals involved, including titanium, carbon steel, and nickel are lightweight and offer high levels of strength, and corrosion resistance, Continental Steel is a supplier of a variety of metals to the biggest names in the aerospace and military industries.

 

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Stainless Aluminum Carbon Steel Titanium Nickel Copper

 


Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Grades

Below are some of the grades and finishes in stock: See More »

  • 301 ANN
  • 301 1/4
  • 301 1/2
  • 301 FH
  • 302
  • 304 / 304 L
  • 316 / 316 L
  • 21-6-9
  • 321
  • 347
  • 410
  • 15-5
  • 17-4
  • 17-7
  • 286

Stainless Steel Finishes

Standard mill finishes can be applied to flat rolled stainless steel directly by the rollers and by mechanical abrasives. Steel is first rolled to size and thickness and then annealed to change the properties of the final material. Any oxidation that forms on the surface (scale) is removed by pickling, and the passivation layer is created on the surface. A final finish can then be applied to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance.

  • No. 0 – Hot Rolled Annealed, thicker plates
  • No. 1 – Hot rolled, annealed and passivated
  • No. 2D – cold rolled, annealed, pickled and passivated
  • No. 2B – as above with additional pass through polished rollers
  • No. 2BA – Bright Annealed (BA) as above with highly polished rollers
  • No. 3 – coarse abrasive finish applied mechanically
  • No. 4 – fine abrasive finish
  • No. 6 – matte finish
  • No. 7 – reflective finish
  • No. 8 – mirror finish

Aluminum Alloys

There is a great deal of aluminum alloys in modern jets, helicopters, spacecraft, and defense aircraft. Most aluminum alloys offer high weight to strength rations, corrosion resistance, formability, and favorable pricing. Some of the benefits of aluminum alloys include

  • High performance under cryogenic temperatures
  • Less dense than steel but as strong and does not rust

Aluminum alloys are found in complex aerospace applications like engines, propellers, chasses, fuselage frames, and fuel tanks.

Aluminum – Aircraft Quality

Below are some of the grades in stock:

  • Aluminum 2219-T87
  • Aluminum 2219-T851
  • Aluminum 2124-T851
  • Aluminum 2124-T8151
  • Aluminum 7050-T7351
  • Aluminum 7050-T7451
  • Aluminum 7075-T7651
  • Aluminum 7075-T651
  • Aluminum 7178-T6
  • Aluminum 7150-T7751
  • Aluminum 7475-T7351

Aluminum Grades for Commercial Applications

Below are some of the grades in stock:

1100 Sheet, Plate, Coil and Round Wire
2011 Hexagon Rod, Round Rod
2014 Round Rod
2017 Round Rod
2024 Sheet, Plate, Hexagon Rod, Round Rod, Square Rod and Rectangular Bar
3003 Sheet, Coil, Plate and Tube
5005 Sheet and Coil
5052 Sheet and Coil
5086 Sheet, Plate and Coil
5657 Sheet and Coil
6013 Sheet and Plate
6020 Round Rod
6061 Round Rod, Hexagon Rod, Square Rod, Square Bar, Rectangular Bar, Pipe, Tube, I-Beams, Square Tubing, Tees, Angles, Channels, Coils, Sheets, Plate, Tread Plate,
6063 Pipe, Rectangular Bar, Round Bar, Square Bar, Angles, Rectangular Tubing, Square Tubing and Channel
6101 Rectangular Bus Bar
6262 Round Rod
7050 Plate
7075 Rectangular Bar, Round Bar, Sheet and Plate
Mold Plate 6061 Heavy Plate, ACLA MAX, ALUMOLD I, II and IV, QC-7
Tooling Sheet and Plate ALCA PLUS Cast Plate, AZ31B Magnesium Tooling Plate, AZ31b Magnesium Sheet, MIC6 Cast Plate

Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel

You can find both carbon and stainless steel in a wide variety of aerospace and defense applications. Continental Steel is a proud supplier of a large amount of carbon steel plates for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.


Titanium and Titanium Alloys

Titanium is an excellent candidate for aerospace applications for a number of reasons including a high strength to weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. Though it is quite expensive, it is used in a variety of parts and situations including:

  • Forged wing structures
  • Landing gear
  • Critical fasteners, springs, and hydraulic tubing
  • Booster rockets
  • Manned spacecraft
  • Throughout the International Space Station

Recently Continental Steel has received requests from the budding commercial space industry to provide titanium plates for an upcoming satellite project.

Titanium

Below are some of the grades in stock:


Nickel Alloys

In aerospace and military applications, nickel steel alloys are extremely popular. This demand is due to its increased hardness, tensile strength, and elastic limit, all without reduced ductility. It also maintains strength at elevated temperatures as high as 1,050˚C to 1,200˚C. You find nickel alloys in different aerospace products including, bolts, terminals, keys, clevises, turbine blades, wheels, and combustion chamber liners. The nickel-based super alloys Inconel, Monel, and Incoloy are also used extensively.

Nickel and High Temperature Alloys

Below are some of the grades in stock:

Nickel-Chromium Alloys – Inconel®

Nickel-Cobalt®-Chrome Alloys

Nickel-Copper Alloys – Monel®

Nickel-Iron Alloys

Nickel-Corrosion Resistant

Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys – Incoloy®

Specialty Steel and Miscellaneous Aircraft Quality Grades

Below are some of the grades in stock:

  • 13-8MO-VM
  • 15-5PH VM
  • 17-7PH
  • AM-350
  • AM-355
  • 4130
  • 4140
  • 4330
  • 4340
  • 4620
  • 6150
  • 9310
  • 52100
  • EDT 150
  • 8620

Copper and Copper Alloys

With copper’s outstanding conductivity, it is the metal of choice for wiring in most aircraft electrical systems. It is also widely used for precision bearings, bushings, tube fittings, gears and pumps.

Hi-Tech Metals and Aerospace Grades for Applications in the Commercial, Military, Aircraft and Aerospace Industries

  • We stock and sell Aerospace Metals in a broad range of forms and sizes.
  • Titanium, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel and High Temperature Alloys are our specialty.
  • If you don’t find Aerospace Metals you need here, please call or contact us.

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