Touchstone has the R&D expertise in the broad area of ‘Physical Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys’.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ALUMINUM ALLOY DEVELOPMENT
For nearly two decades, Touchstone Research Laboratory has been on the leading edge of aluminum alloy research and development, helping create better and more efficient products for a range of industries and clients who have generated hundreds of millions of dollars of sales as a result.
Enhancing the strength and durability of new aluminum alloys for use in a wide range of products such as automobile radiators to aircraft parts has been the continued R&D goal of Touchstone team using a leading edge array of research tools.
The efforts of Touchstone’s team of researchers led to milestone improvements in automotive radiators, climate control devices and other heat exchangers. Advances in the corrosion resistance of brazing sheet alloys have given manufacturers new levels of product endurance and dependability.
COMMITTED TO ALUMINUM
AT A TIME WHEN MANY COMPANIES ARE MOVING AWAY FROM ALUMINUM RESEARCH, TOUCHSTONE IS DOUBLING DOWN NOT ONLY OFFERING TO HELP DEVELOP OR IMPROVE EXISTING ALLOYS BUT DEVELOPING HYBRID MATERIALS SUCH AS DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED ALUMINUM AND TOUCHSTONE’S CONTINUOUS FIBER REINFORCED ALUMINUM – METPREG – AND PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED FROM METPREG.
The equipment capabilities include: Melting and casting of laboratory-scale ingots, chemical analysis (ICP), Rolling mill for hot and cold rolling, Optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Image analyzer, Heat treatment furnaces, Thermal analysis (DSC), Accelerated corrosion testing (airside and waterside), Mechanical testing (tensile, fatigue and creep).
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Research & Development
Areas of Expertise
- Aircraft R&D
- Aluminum Research
- Carbons R&D
- CMC & MMC Materials Development
- Coal Product Development
- Composites Structure Development
- Exhaust Systems Development
- Thermal Protection Systems R&D
- SBIR/STR Subcontracts/Partners
- Steel Products Development