Arconic Unveils Advanced Titanium Aerospace Alloy
Arconic introduced an advanced titanium alloy called ARCONIC-THOR that is designed for higher-temperature applications in next-generation aero engines and adjacent structures. The new patented alloy is nearly 50% lighter than incumbent nickel-based superalloys, driving cost savings and fuel efficiency for customers and helping Arconic capture growing demand for advanced aero engine and airframe materials. ARCONIC-THOR can be produced as sheet, plate, foil, billet, rolled rings, forgings and extrusions. It is formable (cold, hot, superplastic), heat treatable, forgeable and weldable.
The alloy’s specific proprietary formulation demonstrates three times improved oxidation resistance compared to existing high-temperature titanium alloys. This improved oxidation resistance protects against deterioration at elevated temperatures.
“Next-generation fuel-efficient aero engines are running hotter, presenting a materials challenge for the exhaust systems and adjacent structures. Drawing on our materials science expertise, our engineers formulated ARCONIC-THOR – a powerful titanium solution that can take the heat and unlock significant weight and cost savings for our customers,” said Jeremy Halford, president of Arconic Engineered Structures.