Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a High Strength Metastable Beta Titanium Alloy containing Vanadium, Iron and Aluminium, Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al on industrial scale for applications like aerospace structural forgings. The technology to produce is developed indigenously and will be a substitute for other heavy alloys like Ni-Cr-Mo alloys. The high strength titanium alloys will result in weight savings and can be used in forging for slat/flap tracks, landing gear, and drop link in landing gears etc.,
The DMRL has carried out raw material selection, alloy melting, thermo-mechanical processing, ultrasonic-based Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE), heat treatment, mechanical characterisation, and type certification in active collaboration with several agencies.
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