The industry has unique materials needs due to the extreme environments in which its products operate, such as lightweight, high-strength, and corrosion-resistant materials to ensure safe and efficient flight. Aerospace manufacturers need materials that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and vibrations. The industry also requires materials that can withstand harsh environments, such as high-altitude exposure to cosmic radiation, ultraviolet light, and corrosive chemicals.
Metal powders are used extensively in the aerospace industry to manufacture aircraft and spacecraft components such as engine parts, turbine blades, heat exchangers, rocket nozzles, and structural components. The high strength-to-weight ratio of metal powders makes them ideal for lightweight structural components. Powder metallurgy techniques are used to produce complex parts that cannot be produced by traditional manufacturing methods.