Forces in Aviation


From the muslin and spruce covered wings of Orville and Wilbur’s Wright Flyer to the revolutionary commercial and military aircrafts in the air today, one key feature of aviation has remained the same: the safe, reliable performance of an airplane depends on its design and the structural integrity of its component parts. 

Confluent Maine provides uniform-wall, seamless precision tubing that meets the precise, exacting tolerances called for in the design and manufacture of flight critical components.

When an airplane takes off, flies and lands, it is subject to six distinct types of structural stresses or forces: tension, which stretches the aircraft; compression, which crushes, shortens or flattens; shearing, the pressure created by two unaligned or opposing forces; bearing stress, the contact pressure between two surfaces (which if exceeded will cause shearing); torsion, the force that produces twisting; and bending, a combination of compression and tension.

Aerospace engineers must take all these distinct forces into account when building a safe and reliable aircraft that is also fuel and cost efficient in its overall design. Confluent Maine’s expert staff understands the importance of producing long, well balanced, uniform wall rotating parts for the aerospace industry. Our craftsman take pride in Confluent Maine’s expertise and our ability to provide the highest quality precision seamless tubing on the market today.

“Who needs us? Anybody who’s making a rotating part and cares about precision performance.”

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