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Full transparency and traceability: our products for the aerospace and defense industry

Molybdenum, tungsten, tungsten heavy alloys, tantalum, and their alloys are important materials for the aerospace and defense industry. The key reasons for this are their special material properties: their excellent high-temperature strength, density, and tensile strength, their good mechanical machinability and radiation shielding effect. In our ISO 9001 and AS/EN 9100-certified production facilities we manufacture penetrators, fragments, jet vanes, nozzles, shape charge liners, precision balancing weights, anti-vibration weights, X-ray shields, and satellite propulsion components amongst others. We are also ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001-certified, and our production site in France has the UTC Aerospace Systems Supplier Gold status. 

We have designed, built, and secured a vertically integrated, global value and supply chain: from ore concentrates and recycled components to customer components and assemblies. Plansee has a worldwide production network that guarantees a secure supply of raw materials and a global delivery capability. We are committed to transparency and traceability, and ensure via numerous measures that we do not use any raw materials which come from socially, ethically, or ecologically questionable sources.

Our products enable precision-critical missions, high impact, high reliability, sustainability, and resilience in extreme and emergency environments; and key manufacturing and tooling solutions utilized across the global supply chain. In close development partnership with you, our materials scientists and engineers work on innovative and customized solutions.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Full traceability from raw material to finished component

  • Vertically integrated supply chain

  • R&D team with more than 130 materials scientists worldwide

  • Accredited material testing laboratories

  • Customized material properties

Our specialist fields:

  • Guidance components for aircrafts and missiles
  • Ammunition components
  • Warheads for missiles and rockets
  • Structural components
  • Propulsion components for missiles, rockets, and satellites
  • Propeller and rotor blades
  • Space applications
Would you like to learn more about our products and components? We're looking forward to your inquiry.
  • Alain Payet-Taille

    Alain Payet-Taille

    Business Segment Manager Aviation & Special Products

    +33 450 25 37 24

From powder to the final product

Our production chain starts with the reduction of ultrapure oxide to metal powder. This is the only way that we can achieve the high material purity of our products. We use powder metallurgy to manufacture our metal composite materials. Your advantage: optimally balanced material properties and a particularly homogeneous material composition. We manufacture compact, metal parts from porous powder blanks. Using special forming processes and mechanical processing steps as well as modern coating and connection technologies, we turn these into complex components with a maximum density and the highest quality. At the same time, our investment in mines in the West helps to ensure a secure supply of raw materials. You also benefit from our in-house production as well as our international manufacturing network, meaning delivery capability is guaranteed. This makes us a reliable partner for the aerospace and defense industry.

    Oxide
    Reduction
    Mixing alloys
    Pressing
    Sintering
    Forming
    Heat treatment
    Mech. processing
    Quality assurance
    Recycling
OxideMolymet (Chile) is the world's largest processor of molybdenum ore concentrates and our main supplier of molybdenum trioxide. The Plansee Group holds a 21.15% share in Molymet. Global Tungsten & Powders (USA) is a division of the Plansee Group and our main supplier of tungsten metal powder.