Aerospace Applications

At RCF Technologies, we design a variety of customized components and products for specific aerospace applications. Our experienced engineers ensure that each design results in a durable, dependable product. Our material of choice is Rishon®, our proprietary hybrid of fabric and elastomers with the best properties of both. Using Rishon for aerospace components ensures they meet the temperature, life, and performance requirements of each specific application.

Rishon in Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace components require durability, wide temperature tolerances, and resistances to myriad factors. Rishon expands the capabilities of standard rubber and makes it comparable or superior to many of the composites used in aerospace manufacturing. This material possesses a variety of beneficial properties that make it ideal for use in modern aerospace manufacturing, such as:

  • Continuous operation within temperatures ranging from -170º F (-112.2º C) to 850º F (454.4º C)
  • Compliance with Advisory Circular 20-135 criteria of 15 minutes of direct contact with a 2000º F (1093.3º C) flame (without backside penetration)
  • FAA-approved fire barrier (thickness from .037″)
  • Broad compatibility with the majority of fluids used in aircraft
  • Won’t degrade from chemical exposure (Skydrol, diesel fuel, jet fuel, etc.)
  • Bonds to all metals and most composites (if parent material is used as adhesive in the B stage)
  • Vulcanization within three minutes at 300º F
  • Absorbs vibration and sound
  • Acts as flame and heat insulation in thicknesses as low as .050″
  • Non-conductive, but can be converted to a conductive state without losing flexibility 
  • Low outgassing properties (well within NASA requirements, even in vacuum conditions) 

Aerospace Applications

We produce an expansive portfolio of parts and components for use in aerospace environments. Common aerospace parts and applications for Rishon include:

  • Anti-icing
  • Bearing housings
  • Bleed air
  • Combustor components
  • Couplings
  • Cylinders and fairings
  • Ducting systems
  • Engine cases
  • Engine seals
  • Firewall plumbing
  • Gaskets
  • Hangers and segments
  • Lever arms
  • Manifolds
  • Plenums
  • Retainer rings
  • Rotating air/oil seals, level arms
  • Shaft nuts and gears
  • Shrouds
  • Stub shafts
  • Struts
  • Thrust reversers
  • Tube and duct assemblies
  • Turbine exhaust cases and cones
  • Vanes
  • Vane actuation rings

Aerospace Industry Expertise

RCF Technologies is a woman-owned, HUBZone-certified company. We have manufactured all of our products in the USA since 1975. We specialize in producing our proprietary Rishon components with the necessary properties to operate in harsh environments such as aerospace.

Our expert team regularly assists aerospace industry experts in designing and creating mission-critical equipment. If you’re interested in learning more about our extensive capabilities or about Rishon’s unique capabilities as a material for the aerospace industry, please contact us