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Where are they made? I assume that they are made out of titanium. Right?

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The landing gears are manufactured by Messier-Dowty, a Safran group company. According to their site,

Safran Landing Systems is responsible for the design, development, qualification testing, manufacture and support of the main landing gear for the A350-900 aircraft.

Also,

Safran Landing Systems also provides wheel and carbon brakes for the A350, as well as the landing gear extension-retraction system, monitoring system, steering system and braking system.

The landing gear design does use large amounts of titanium:

The A350-900 main landing gear ... includes the increased use of advanced materials, in particular high strength titanium, corrosion resistant steels and HVOF coatings.

A350 landing gear

A350 landing gear materials, from A350 XWB family & technologies

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    $\begingroup$ And the NLG by Liebherr-Aerospace $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Nov 14, 2017 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ HVOF coating - looks like pretty intense stuff. From here bodycote.com/services/surface-technology/… "High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating is a thermal spray coating process used to improve or restore a component’s surface properties ... Molten or semi-molten materials are sprayed onto the surface by means of the high temperature, high-velocity gas stream, producing a dense spray coating which can be ground to a very high surface finish." $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Jun 27, 2018 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ The billet is made either in Russia or China I think. Especially China since they have the largest press and supplies billets to both Liebherr and Safran. $\endgroup$ Feb 23, 2022 at 3:32
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The A350’s NLG (Nose Landing Gear) is manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace in Lindenberg, Germany:

The A350 XWB nose landing gear is the largest landing gear ever to have been developed and produced by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (Germany), Liebherr’s center of excellence for flight control systems and landing gears.

Beside the nose landing gear Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the slat actuation system and various key elements of the flaps.

(liebherr.com)

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Av.SE! Can you provide a link to this information? That's helpful so that somebody who would use the info you provided isn't just working off of "somebody on the internet said that..." but has a source to point to. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Feb 22, 2022 at 23:31
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    $\begingroup$ I included a quote from the website linked in a comment under the other answer. As Ralph said, please always add a credible source to support your answer (where possible). And @nobody comments are ephemeral, it's better to include all relevant information in answers. $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Feb 23, 2022 at 8:24

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