QST Successfully Removes Hydrogen from Titanium Wingspans for Aerospace OEM

CHALLENGE: A leading aerospace company needed to remove hydrogen from its Titanium wingspans. Because excess hydrogen has the potential to cause hydrogen embrittlement that can lead to microscopic cracks, the company chose Quality Steel Treating as its partner in developing a new process for removing the hydrogen. Quality’s staff worked for several months with the aerospace company, performing different heat treatments for laboratory testing.

SOLUTION: “Working with Quality Steel Treating, we’ve documented a new specification that can be used by all of our suppliers,” says the company. “We now have a process that ensures our wingspans consistently deliver maximum performance and safety.”

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