Saint-Gobain Seals released a special technical white paper for engineers and manufacturers in the aerospace industry titled “The Strength of Composite Materials: HyComp Integration with Saint-Gobain Seals Reinforces High Temperature & Mechanical Capabilities in Polyimide Solutions.” The white paper was developed to share how composite materials are versatile solutions that can be custom designed for critical dynamic conditions, providing high-temperature stability & mechanical strength for aviation applications.
With trends moving toward improving the efficiency and performance of industrial and mechanical systems, the need for high-performance material solutions has become even more stringent. In today’s aviation industry, various types of metals and composite materials are used to manufacture aircraft, with an increasing demand for composite parts.
Lighter weight solutions that translate into engine efficiency and operational cost reduction and emissions are leading factors in how aviation manufacturers select materials that are used in large structural components to smaller mechanical components. The white paper includes properties of composites as well as polyimides and provides the following important insights: FibreComp® and H310 composites and their excellent structural integrity to sustain high loads and wear at elevated temperatures; Why contact pressure and sliding velocity are critical parameters that determine the suitability of materials for part design in applications that involve relative motion under load; and Where composites are being used in critical aviation applications.
Along with this new white paper, Saint-Gobain Seals has been providing in-depth analysis and guidance on their blog, The Critical PARTner, which includes aerospace topics as well as space, oil and gas, industrial, and life science critical applications. The aviation technical white paper can be downloaded for free here.