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Galaxy Flight

Since the mid-1970’s, the fields of commercial aircraft, defense, automotiveand space flight have relied  upon carbon fiber to create specialized surfaces and structures that are lightweight, stable, and strong. The challenge with carbon fiber is its cost. Aluminum is the leading metal alternative, and is much less expensive  than carbon fiber — but aluminum is 20-30% heavier. So carbon fiber is used only in settings where  lightweighting is essential, and high cost can be justified. 

Galaxy Flight, created by Galaxy Magnesium, is resolving this challenge and taking lightweighting to new  heights, at reasonable cost — through the targeted application of custom magnesium alloy technologies. 

Magnesium is similar in mass to carbon fiber – within five-to-ten percent of equivalent carbon fiber when it  is layered and finished – but it costs much less. A lightweight helicopter rotor, for example, may cost $60,000 if made with carbon fiber. Its magnesium equivalent may cost less than $10,000.

Today’s most advanced magnesium alloys provide many features in addition to their primary lightweighting benefit. Galaxy Flight custom-designs magnesium alloys for a variety of missions, working with the top magnesium alloy laboratories in the world. Compared to steel and aluminum, a magnesium part can be designed to exhibit superior strength, greater resistance to torque and stress forces, better vibration damping and noise reduction, increased electromagnetic resistance, remaining stable at very high and low temperatures with fast transitions, with lower corrosion.

Bringing new materials to an industry like aerospace, with such precise tolerances, takes time, exacting research and validation. Galaxy Flight is committed to this course for the long term. Through our alliances with the Institute for Metals Research, Panoz Engineering and DeltaWing, Galaxy Flight specifies and produce magnesium alloys that are precisely matched to the most challenging mission.

A lightweight helicopter rotor, for example, may cost $60,000 if made with carbon fiber. Its magnesium equivalent may cost less than $10,000.

Today’s most advanced magnesium alloyscan provide many features in addition to their primary lightweighting benefit. Galaxy Flight custom-designs magnesium alloys for a variety of missions, working  with the top magnesium alloy laboratories in the world. Compared to steel and aluminum, a magnesium part can be designed to exhibit superior strength, greater resistance to torque and stress forces, better  vibration damping and noise reduction, increased electromagnetic resistance, remaining stable at very high  and low temperatures with fast transitions, with lower corrosion.  

Bringing new materials to an industry like aerospace, with such precise tolerances, takes time, exacting  research and validation. Galaxy Flight is committed to this course for the long term. Through our alliances  with the Institute for Metals Research, Panoz Engineering and DeltaWing, Galaxy Flight specifiesand  produce magnesium alloys that are precisely matched to the most challenging mission.