Precipitation hardening alloys were discovered by Alfred Wilm in 1906. They are heat-treatable alloys that soften cooled quickly, and then harden over time. Wilm discovered that the alloy increased in hardness when left to age at room temperature. Such alloys were deemed perfect for use in construction of modern aircraft.
Metal Supplier – Metal Of Choice
Titanium has been around since 1790 and gets it name from the Greek God “Titan”, who was the God of enormous strength. The process of extracting the metal from the ore was developed in 1910. Because of its properties, the metal was deemed suitable for the aerospace industry.
Titanium has been the metal of choice for aerospace applications since the 1940’s. This is because of the metal’s strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and its ability to perform at high temperatures.