Spirit AeroSystems to implement JouleForm process in titanium use for aerospace components

Spirit AeroSystems has announced it is working to commercialize a new proprietary method for shaping titanium raw material at elevated temperatures in the fabrication of aerospace components, the company said.

The Joule Form process, which Spirit has trademarked, provides the company a competitive advantage in the use of titanium, a highly desirable material thanks to its combination of strength and light weight.

The Joule Form process, trademarked by Spirit AeroSystems, is an emerging manufacturing improvement for shaping metallic plate products that can replace more expensive techniques, such as die forgings and extrusions.