Is Aluminum Gaining Ground in the Race with Composites?

October 2010
Metal Center News;Oct2010, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p12
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of composites by commercial aircraft manufacturers in the U.S. It mentions the development of the 787 Dreamliner from Boeing 787 which uses light-but-strong composites but is facing supply problems. It states that composites allow aircraft to be more lighter, fuel efficient and more maintenance-free. It predicts that aircraft will be a hybrid because of the decision of manufacturers to use aluminum, titanium and steel.


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