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Properties and Characteristics Of Titanium

Titanium is a metal that has several desirable properties to offer various industries, whether it be those based in the aerospace or medical industry.

As titanium suppliers, Ti-Tek can help you to find only the most suitable transition metal for your specific application, regularly updating our stock. We supply titanium bars and sheets that can easily be alloyed to suit the aerospace industry, as well as the sporting industry. Although titanium is designed to be strong and lightweight, when alloyed, it provides properties that are especially unique.

History.

Titanium was originally discovered in 1791 by William Gregor in Cornwall. The name originates from The Titans of Greek Mythology and was named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth.

The use of titanium has developed significantly since it was first discovered, it’s used today for countless industrial applications- due to its valuable properties and characteristics!
Take the titanium exhaust for instance. This is manufactured to the highest quality and is designed to enhance the performance and power of any vehicle.

Choosing a titanium exhaust to replace your current exhaust will allow you to accelerate with ease, achieving speeds smoothly and quickly, creating a metallic sound, like no other.

Production.

Despite being the 4th most abundant element found in the earth’s crust, following aluminium, iron and magnesium, titanium is one of the most sought-after metals.

The production of titanium is especially sensitive to oxygen; hence why it’s so cost-effective! Titanium is used to produce titanium dioxide which is a whitening pigment which is often found in paints, food, cosmetics and medicine!

Properties.

Locating titanium on the periodic table is easy once you know how! Look out for the atomic symbol: Ti. Titanium is found with the other transition metals and has an atomic number of 22.

Renowned for its high strength and resistance to corrosion, titanium is formed into bars, sheets and exhausts, making it a metal of choice for a wide range of industries.

Titanium also has a melting point of 1,668°C and a boiling point of 3,287°C making it ideal for medical, chemical and military applications.

Appearance.

In terms of appearance, the titanium bars that we supply, here at Ti-Tek, are extremely lustrous. The hard, shiny metal is not only popular for its ability to withstand an array of impacts but for its spectacular effect.

When it comes to finding titanium bars, we offer a complete selection for you to choose from, but should you not find exactly what you’re looking for, our team of experts will be more than willing to customise bars to suit your requirements.

Characteristics.

Our titanium supplies make the most of some of the most looked-for characteristics. Finding a metal that combines high strength with lightweight characteristics is seemingly difficult, but not when titanium is alloyed.

A titanium sheet that’s alloyed has a high strength to low-density ratio, compromising only the best properties. One of the main characteristics of titanium is its ability to resist corrosion and erosion, making it easier for you to sustain high-quality standards for longer.

Unlike other transition metals, titanium can return to its original shape after bending- offering memory shaping characteristics. As well as this, our sheets are suitable for any water or chemical media because they provide a low level of elasticity.

Another characteristic that makes titanium so versatile is that it’s a non-magnetic metal. The medical industry uses this to their advantage, creating reliable medical tools and equipment.

Applications.

Here at Ti-Tek, we supply products to suit the requirements of various applications, whether it’s the aerospace industry or the medical field. The titanium that we supply is used by aircraft manufacturers too. The body weight of the Boeing 737 was increased to 15% when titanium was used- making it far sturdier and resistant.

For the medical industry, the titanium sheet can be used to create implants, replacing or stabilising human bone. Dental implants and orthopaedic implants are both made from titanium and our titanium sheets can also be used to improve the hearing of deaf patients!

We supply the titanium exhaust to accommodate the needs and wants of the automotive industry, ensuring that you find products to improve speed and performance.

What’s more, our titanium bars and sheet can also be tailored towards customers based in the sporting and chemical industry. The titanium pipes are used at power plants because they offer exceptional resistance to corrosion.

Titanium sheets provide an outstanding aesthetic quality- hence why they’re used to create jewellery. You’ll notice that we supply our titanium supplies in an assortment of shapes and sizes, allowing you to choose only the most appropriate products for your intended application.

The thermal and electrical conductivity of the titanium makes it so durable and long-lasting- it’s no surprise so many industries are choosing titanium as their metal of choice!

Comparisons between Titanium and Stainless Steel.

Titanium is often compared with other metals, including aluminium and stainless steel. Although stainless steel is extremely useful for so many different applications, it is equally as strong as titanium.

Any titanium sheet is guaranteed to be easy to work with, after all, it’s 40% lighter than stainless steel products!

In terms of cost, the titanium sheet works out slightly more expensive than the stainless steel counterparts but have much more to offer. Titanium can be suited to meet the demands of an array of industries, making it an ideal investment to make. Regardless of whether you choose a titanium bar or a titanium exhaust, we make sure that you receive the best value for your money!

The properties and characteristics of titanium are different to any other transition metal; can you afford not to find out for yourself?

Here at Ti-Tek, we supply titanium in a wide range of strengths and grades, ranging from Grades 1 to 12, so whether you’re looking for titanium in its purest form or alloyed titanium, you’re sure to find exactly what you need!

Call us on 0121 382 4121 to find out more today!

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