The History of Aerocom

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Aerocom Metals reputation has been built on experience

From our humble beginnings in a modest 3,500 sq ft warehouse in central England, Aerocom Metals has now expanded to a 25,000 sq ft corporate HQ in Coventry, with representation in India, Malaysia, China, Japan, Greece, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria. Aerocom Metals’ original competence was in the high strength steel tube sector, supplying tubes for restoration projects including Spitfires and Hurricane fuselages, roll over protection systems for race cars, and modern day commercial aircraft interior structures.

The high strength steel tube market still remains at the heart of the business today. Aerocom Metals are proud to be market leaders in products such as 4130, BS4 T45 to BS5T100, 2024, 6061 and S515 sheet. However, growth within the aerospace OEM markets has seen demands push back to the distributors to hold stocks and supply JIT, leading to a decision in 2010 to utilise our existing supply bases and manufacturing mill relationships to push further in the American AMS (aerospace material specifications). This meant an investment program expanding into bar, sheet and plate stocks along with tube.

As a result, Aerocom Metals now holds dynamic stock ranges in the following grades. (See Table Below.) The larger movement to JIT and straight-to-production for our core aerospace clients has also led to investments in our sawing centre, which now includes five bandsaws, one tube saw and guillotining. As of late 2012, Aerocom Metals held over 250,000 ft of aerospace tubing, 110 tonnes of aerospace aluminium, 10 tonnes of aerospace titanium, and 15 tonnes of aerospace stainless, all off the shelf in Coventry.

To find out more about any of our products or services, call Aerocom Metals on +44 (0) 2476 645 551 or contact us here today.

Alloy Grade Conditions Specifications Variants
Stainless Steel 15/5 Solution Treated, H1025, H925 AMS5659, AMS5862 Bar, Plate, Forging
Stainless Steel 17/4 Solution Treated, H900, H925, H1025, H1150 AMS5643, AMS5622, AMS5604 Bar, Plate, Forging
Stainless Steel 301 Annealed, Quarter Hard, Half Hard, Full Hard AMS5510, AMS5517, AMS5518, AMS5519 Sheet
Aluminium Alloy 6061 ‘0’ Temper, T4, T6 QQA250/11, AMS4027, AMS4083, AMS4081, AMS4082 Mil-T-7081, WWT700/6 Sheet, Tube, Bar
Aluminium Alloy 2024 ‘0’ Temper, T3 T351, T851, T81 QQA250/4, AMS4035, AMS4037, AMS4040, AMS4041, QQA250/5, WWT700/4 Sheet, Tube, Bar, Forging
Aluminium Alloy 5052 H34 QQA250/8, AMS4016 Sheet
Titanium 6AL4V Annealed Grade 5, AMS4911 Sheet, Plate
High Strength Steel BS4 T45 Stress Relieved BS5 T100, S600 Tube
High Strength Steel 4130 Annealed, Normalised, HT125, HT150, HT180 Mil-T-6736, AMS-T-6736, AMS6360, AMS6361, AMS6370, AMS6371, AMS-S-6758, AMS6350, AMS6345 Sheet, Tube, Bar, Plate, Forging, Rings
High Strength Steel BS S515/4 Softened, Hardened & Tempered BS S600 Sheet
High Strength Steel AEROCOM33 NBK Aerocom internal specifications Tube
Nickel Super Alloy Waspaloy Solution, Stabilization, and Precipitation Heat Treated AMS5709, DTD5639 Bar