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Aerospace Industry

Aircraft Brakes, Clutches | Aerospace Friction Materials

For Diverse and Demanding Applications

The extraordinary needs of army and navy planes during World War II brought GMP Friction Products into the aerospace industry, and by the end of the war, the vast majority of military aircraft were fitted with our metallic materials. We entered the aerospace market with solutions to wartime challenges, and we’ve been solving complex problems in the industry ever since. We continue to supply the aerospace industry with quality friction products, from rare parts for collectors’ vintage airplanes to components for modern-day aircraft equipment such as aircraft brakes and clutches.

Our durable sintered friction materials and high-energy brake materials are found in numerous unique aerospace applications such as electromechanical actuating systems, rescue winch clutches, cargo winch overload clutches, arresting gear components, aircraft brake pads, and much more. Whether you need a friction solution for an experimental aircraft or for a passenger plane, contact GMP Friction; we’ve never met a friction problem we couldn’t fix.

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Sintered Metallic Friction Materials in the Aerospace Industry

Sintered metallic friction materials play a crucial role in the aerospace industry, where high-performance and reliability are paramount. These materials, often composed of metal powders such as copper, bronze, or iron, undergo a sintering process that involves compacting and heating to fuse the particles into a solid form. The resulting friction materials exhibit exceptional strength, wear resistance, and thermal stability, making them ideal for aerospace applications. In aircraft brake systems, sintered metallic friction materials are commonly used for brake pads and linings. The materials' ability to withstand extreme temperatures and provide consistent friction performance under demanding conditions ensures the safe and effective operation of aircraft during takeoff, landing, and in-flight scenarios.

Moreover, sintered metallic friction materials find application in aircraft clutches and other components where precise and reliable friction control is essential. The aerospace industry benefits from these materials due to their capacity to handle high loads, absorb kinetic energy, and maintain stability in challenging environments. The utilization of sintered metallic friction materials contributes to the overall safety, efficiency, and longevity of aerospace systems, meeting the stringent standards required for air travel and ensuring the reliability of critical components in various aircraft applications.

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