QuesTek’s Ferrium® M54® steel is now in use forming hook shanks, part of the tailhook system that is used to achieve quick deceleration of jets landing on aircraft carrier decks.
Every forging represents the culmination of a long sequence of objectives and propositions, frequently demanding the contributions of multiple organizations and dozens of individuals. The finished forging is combination of extensive research efforts into design requirements, material needs, and process determination. Recently, QuesTek Innovations LLC published a detailed review of its seven-year effort to guide development and certification of a critical part for a U.S. Navy fighter ...
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