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Never obsolete

Growing demand in the aerospace and automotive markets is prompting the development of a plethora of exotic materials. Like automakers, airframe builders and their supply base have been pursuing ways to increase energy efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and prevent further deterioration to the environment. Lightweighting structures reduces an aircraft’s mass and requires less lift force and thrust, making structural materials such as aluminum, titanium, high-strength steels and composites more attractive.

To read the full article in May's Modern Metals, click here.

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