Taking off in an airplane is exciting but safely landing at your destination is the goal of flight. The landing gear is just one of the many important systems MetalTek’s aerospace customers design and build for commercial use. Two major landing gear components are bushings and sleeves that need to withstand wear from airplanes transitioning from 140-190 MPH to taxi speeds in a matter of seconds. MetalTek’s onsite metallurgical group recommended changes to their customer’s specifications to use continuously cast components made of AMS 4880, a nickel aluminum bronze (NAB) alloy, which met the component’s wear demands and offered an attractive cost savings over forged material. Availability and fast turnaround of landing gear components is a must, to complete maintenance and repairs quickly. MetalTek’s extensive stock inventory of rectangular, hollow and solid AMS 4880 enables delivery of bushings, sleeves, and many other shaped parts fast. With less material to machine away, additional cost and time savings are realized. Not only are MetalTek’s manufacturing processes certified to ISO 9001, Nadcap, AS9100 and many others, we have been supplying quality continuous cast parts for over 40 years, which makes us a preferred landing gear supplier.
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