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Innovation in aerospace materials: 3 key trends in 2022

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The aeronautical sector has been a key driver of technological innovation throughout history and one of the fields in which materials innovation has played a major role. Currently, the development of new components is key to the design and construction of more efficient, safe and sustainable aircraft.

That is why, in this blog, we would like to present the latest three trends in the research and development of materials for aerospace use in 2022.

Trends in aerospace materials

In the aeronautical sector, innovation is key to efficient progress. According to the latest research, during 2022, 3 trends could be seen such as:

  1. Advanced composite materials
  2. Titanium and magnesium alloys
  3. Intelligent and adaptive materials

Advanced Composite Materials

Composite materials are one of the most important trends in materials research and development for the aerospace industry. These are materials that combine two or more different components to obtain a stronger and lighter material. These materials have great potential to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of flight.

In recent years, researchers have developed advanced composite materials that incorporate nanotechnology and other state-of-the-art composites. These materials offer superior mechanical and thermal properties, making them ideal for use in critical aircraft components.

Titanium and magnesium alloys

One of the most important advances in the goal of reducing environmental impact within the aerospace industry has been the development of titanium and magnesium alloys.

Titanium alloys have been used for decades in aircraft manufacturing due to their high strength, light weight and ability to withstand high temperatures. But now, these alloys have become even more attractive thanks to their ability to be recycled and reused, which significantly reduces their environmental impact. In fact, the aerospace industry is already using recycled titanium alloys in some aircraft components, such as engine turbines.

Magnesium alloys are also gaining popularity in the aerospace industry due to their low density, high strength and ability to withstand high temperatures. In addition, magnesium is a much more abundant material than titanium, which makes it more sustainable in terms of its long-term availability. Although magnesium alloys are still more expensive to manufacture than titanium, their use in the aerospace industry is expected to grow in the coming years, especially in the construction of lightweight parts and structures.

Intelligent and adaptive materials

Another of the most interesting trends in the development of materials for the aerospace industry is research into smart materials. These have the ability to change their physical properties in response to external stimuli, such as temperature or pressure, allowing materials to automatically adapt to environmental conditions and improve aircraft efficiency and safety.

Among the most promising smart materials are materials that change shape in response to temperature, piezoelectric materials that generate electricity from mechanical vibration, and materials that change color in response to light.

Innovation in the aerospace sector

In summary, the trend towards sustainable materials in the aerospace industry is a reality that cannot be ignored. At MyM Group, we are committed to sustainability and environmental protection. We understand the importance of using sustainable materials in aircraft construction, not only to meet environmental standards, but also to improve the efficiency and profitability of the industry.

As a fundamental pillar of our company is the assurance to continue to research and use the most advanced and sustainable materials in aircraft construction, while committing ourselves to the protection of the environment.

Ultimately, the use of sustainable materials in the aerospace industry is critical to ensure the long-term viability of the industry while protecting our planet. At MyM Group, we are ready to continue to move towards a more sustainable and responsible industry.