Luxfer MEL Technologies alloys are used on many aircraft engines from producers such as GE, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney. Our Elektron 21, and Elektron WE43, alloys are found in transmissions and structures on jet engines. New, highly efficient turboprop engines incorporate these alloys in many structural parts and in integrated reduction gearboxes, including those found on Pratt & Whitney PW-100/150 series and PT-6 engines used on many commuter aircraft.
Elektron magnesium alloys are also used structurally or as casting materials for many ancillary aircraft components, including constant speed drives (CSDs), integrated drive generators (IGDs) and auxiliary power units (APUs).
Virtually all new U.S. and many European fighter aircraft contain Elektron alloys in their power systems. Since fighter engines run at very high temperatures, our advanced, heat-resistant Elektron WE43 and Elektron 21 alloys are used almost exclusively in auxiliary power units (APUs), constant speed drives (CSDs), airframe-mounted accessory drives (AMADs) and engine gearboxes. Fighter aircraft using these alloys include the F-22, F-35, F-16 upgrades and Eurofighter Typhoon.