Hexcel has invented a new Carbon moulding/tooling process will that will replace tinanium fabricate Aircraft parts with carbon fiber parts.
As I said before, at its current design the 787 line alone, once it is ramped up to where I think Boeing will want it in the future, will use about the current US total consumption. 1 company could be eating up the entire market today. Kind of outrageous
Nothing in pages 9 through 13 suggest this material will be replacing titanium anytime soon. It appears it has a lot of defense and space applications for it, but the commercial segment looks to be growing much slower. Other than that, there wasn't much to learn from the powerpoint presentation as there was no real growth objectives explained in it or how this was going to further penetrate the market. Hexcel appears to need to get a little more focused in its mission.
I'm beginning to think GyroJoe is just a shortie basher. What other rational can explain the fact that they continue to spew crap here with no real back up. You've called them on their disengenuius post, but they seem incapable of responding to it. Whatever the case, their postings may be the reason ATI is in a free fall at the moment.....of course, that would be giving this IDIOT way to much credit. I have to use the IDIOT term because after a while this person becomes annoying and just that, an idiot, that can't respond with any creditable source of what they are sqawking about....other than these constant links indicating this composite material is replacing some aluminum here and there....and like a few posters have commented already, the composite won't be replacing titanium any time soon in commercial aircraft......AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN......at least not in our lifetime.
Carbon fiber will be used to replace titanium every where possible because of titanium high material and processing cost. Look at pages 9 thru 13 to learn more.
Great post Gator! I guess you noticed that Gyrojoe completed dodged the issue in response to my post and only made reference to how much carbon fiber was being used....then goes on some non-sensical rampage about how Boeing is going to completely use carbon fiber airframes or something ridiculous like that, just a little disengenuius.....these shorts, yeah gotta give em credit for trying to cast doubt on ATI, or in this person's case, to pump some other obscure stock.
The article states that carbon fiber is being used for fuselage components. these componenets are generally aluminum not titanium. but when the fusalage skin becomes composite the underlying structural components that are al are replaced by ti. al and composites cause severe corrosion of the al if there is the smallest break in the al corrosion protection layer. bottomline - the more composites in a plane the more titanium is required. thats why the amount of ti in a 787 is so high.
Like I am going to listen to a di*# head that cannot spell titanium correctly. the attached articial makes no reference to titanium or to "tinanium". go pump on hxl board. we don't need you b.s.
It is being used on many more applications then you think.
I don't think gyjoe45 is a short but I do know he is a legendary pumper on the HXL board. I own both stocks and got a kick out of him showing up on this board. Check out the HXL board and you will see he is about 70% of the traffic.