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What Are The 7 Most Fascinating Uses Of Titanium?

Titanium is a transition metal that is available to purchase from titanium suppliers like us at Ti-Tek. Titanium is the metal of choice for various industries, hence why our stock needs to be regularly updated to ensure that you can find what you need when you need it most.

As you’d expect, titanium suppliers provide a wide range of products that can be tailored towards your unique requirements but here at Ti-Tek, we source all our materials from approved mills to ensure that our titanium is manufactured to the highest quality.

The titanium that we provide is suitable for various industrial applications – so whether you’re looking for titanium rods, bars or bolts, you’re in capable hands with Ti-Tek.

What can titanium be used for?

There are many different uses of titanium, some of which may surprise you. Read our top 7 most fascinating uses of titanium below and don’t forget that we supply titanium in a wide range of grades and forms, so be sure to check out our stock range today.

  1. Aerospace

Titanium bars are used by the aerospace industry to build aircraft. The first time that the titanium bar was used by this industry was in 1960 when the Blackbird aircraft was created. Titanium can be found within the structure and skin of the aircraft and provides exceptional speed and aerodynamic friction.

It’s a fact that 2/3 of all titanium manufactured is used for the frames and engines of aircraft!

  1. Marine

Where equipment needs to resist saline water and chemicals, titanium bars and bolts can come in useful. Titanium is a high strength metal that offers resistance against many different impacts, hence why it’s so popular with the marine industry.

Our titanium bar can be used for marine engineering and the manufacture of propeller shafts. We also supply the titanium bolts to hold them in place securely.

  1. Medical

Ti-Tek supply titanium rods for the medical industry – they’re perfect for surgical instruments and medical equipment.

The main reason why the titanium rod is used by the medical industry is that it’s lightweight and durable. It can be used for a wide range of medical apparatus including pacemakers, artificial replacements (such as hip and knee replacements), dental implants and crutches.

  1. Jewellery

With titanium being durable and dent resistant, it has quickly become the preferred choice of jewellery-makers. Titanium bands and rings are expected to become even more popular than their silver and gold counterparts. As well as rings, a titanium plate can create eyeglass frames which are designed to last longer and fit comfortably.

  1. Sport

When it comes to manufacturing sports equipment, it is better to use high-quality materials that are lightweight and provide optimum strength and durability – like titanium.

From golf clubs to tennis rackets and cricket bats, there are many uses of the titanium rod and wire within the sports industry. Titanium wire and tubes can also be used for helmet grills and bicycle frames.

Here at Ti-Tek, we supply KS TI-1.2 ASNEX which is found in exhaust systems. A titanium exhaust is used by the motorsport industry to improve the performance of motor vehicles.

  1. Toothpaste

One of the more fascinating uses of titanium is the production of toothpaste. Titanium dioxide is the reason why toothpaste is white – it’s scientifically proven to be a whitening agent.

  1. Skywriting

Did you know that titanium can also be used for skywriting? Titanium tetrachloride is a compound of titanium which is released from an aircraft. It’s ideal for skywriting because the fumes remain thick in the moist air.

Find out more about what titanium can be used for by calling us on 0121 382 4121 today.

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