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Tungsten in Aerospace

Tungsten in Aerospace

With approvals to supply Wolfmet tungsten to leading aircraft manufacturers; Wolfmet has long been recognised as a world-leading brand of tungsten for aerospace.

There are many areas in an aircraft where the precise placement of extra weight is required. Extra mass in the right location provides vibration damping for flight controls in the form of balance weights, static and dynamic balancing of rotor blades and propellers, and ballast when needed.

Wolfmet Tungsten Heavy Alloy is ideally suited to aircraft applications because it has very high density, which allows for the smallest possible weights. This attribute can be particularly valuable in situations where a large mass has to be contained in a confined space and can ultimately reduce the amount of weight used by where it is positioned.

Wolfmet is also a highly durable, long lasting material so it will withstand the harshest operating conditions. In addition, Wolfmet is non-toxic, unlike other high density materials that have been used in aerospace, such as depleted uranium and lead.

Wolfmet components include balance weights, ballast weights, blade weights, anti-flutter weights and bucking bars. For more specific information about Wolfmet components products for aerospace, please contact us today -

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Due to very high safety standards the aerospace industry requires rigorous levels of traceability and quality control in all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain. Customers can be assured that we meet all the needs of this particular industry, by having excellent production facilities, which are fully accredited to ISO9001 and AS9100.

In addition, Wolfmet has over 40 years of experience producing high quality tungsten components; we have the expertise to machine these parts to very tight tolerances, meeting a broad range of customer requirements. Wolfmet alloy components can be produced in small runs of bespoke items, or large quantities for long production runs. Customers have the option to buy either finished components or raw tungsten blocks for final machining themselves.

Wolfmet highlights:

  • High density; heavy weight in a smaller spaceNBAA Logo
  • Latest certification (AS9100 Rev C)
  • Manufactured to AMS 7725E or ASTM B777-13 on request
  • Full integration into customer supply chains
  • Can machine to close tolerances
  • Short lead-times for flight test ballast
  • Wolfmet is manufactured in the UK, ensuring quality and security of supply
  • Our 40+ years of experience in tungsten translates into peace of mind for you

For more information about Wolfmet or how we can help you with your project, please contact us via or talk to us today by calling +44 (0)161 864 5454.

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