Magnetic pulse welding may also be ideal for joining the dissimilar materials used in aerospace applications, such as nickel to titanium.

 

Aerospace manufacturers traditionally use brazing or gas tungsten arc welding to produce tubular components, such as fuel lines.

 

Compared with gas tungsten arc welding, magnetic pulse welding could reduce the cost of inspection and rework for tubular components. Some of those components are subjected to dye penetrate inspection while others undergo X-ray inspection.

 

Other potential advantages of using magnetic pulse welding over gas tungsten arc welding for aerospace applications include the ability to eliminate the chemical-cleaning step prior to welding. The technology also has fewer process variables and can be easily automated.

Applications:

  • Lining of Ammunition control rods
  • Forming nose cones
  • Components of fuel pumps
  • Tubular space pumps welding
  • Pressure vessels
  • Aircraft torque tube
  • End connectors on stainless steel cables
  • EMI proof electrical connectors
  • Assembling hydraulic pump ball joints
  • Oil deflectors
  • Drive shafts
  • Axles and axle components
  • Yoke to tube assemblies
  • Fuel plates
  • Bi-metallic adaptors
  • H/V tail reinforcements
  • Hydraulic connections
  • Cable connectors
  • Hydraulic pump ball joints
  • Heat exchangers
  • Aircraft wing spars
  • Aircraft torque tubes
  • Correcting surface deformations on aircraft skins

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