Costs have Boeing wary of aluminum-lithium
Jun 24, 2013 | 03:39 PM
| Frank Haflich
NEW YORK New alloys have to "buy their way" onto aircraft, and aluminum-lithium has proven too expensive for Boeing Co., according to a senior executive.
"So far it has been cost-prohibitive," Jeff Carpenter, senior manager of raw material procurement, supplier management, for the parent companys Boeing Commercial Airplanes unit, said at AMMs Aluminum Summit in New York.
The aluminum industry claims aluminum-lithium has superior strength-to-weight performance vs. more conventional alloys as well as improved stiffness, damage tolerance and corrosion resistance. ....
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