What makes titanium a popular manufacturing material?
Titanium is a lustrous metal, used for many different applications, and available to purchase in various forms here at Ti-Tek. But why is it so popular with the manufacturing industry?
As a high-strength, low-density metal, Titanium is renowned for its corrosion resistance and high melting point of 1668°C. It can be formed into bars, rods, sheets, plates, and fasteners, making it the metal of choice for aerospace, petrochemical and medical industries.
Other qualities that make titanium popular, include:
The titanium bar is used in a wide range of industries, including:
- Food processing
Titanium bars are great for jet engines, aircraft frames, missiles, prosthetics, orthopaedic implants, dental implants, and surgical instruments, as well as eyeglasses frames, sunglasses and watches.
Excellent corrosion resistance
The metal’s remarkable resistance to corrosion makes it ideal for acidic environments, including chemical processing and aerospace applications.
All titanium bars have an oxide film layer which provides resistance to corrosion. If the film becomes mechanically damaged, it can self-heal and instantly reform – providing there is enough oxygen.
Titanium bars also provide protection against salt which makes them ideal for underwater and marine applications.
High strength to weight ratio
Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio out of all known metals. This lightweight characteristic makes titanium an incredibly popular manufacturing material.
When comparing a titanium bar with a steel bar, the titanium one is 45% lighter, making it easier to work with and allowing manufacturers to create quality apparatus – especially useful for sporting equipment such as baseball bats and bicycle frames, golf clubs and tennis rackets.
Ability to be alloyed
For applications requiring even more strength, titanium alloys are required. The metal can be alloyed with other elements, such as iron, aluminium, molybdenum, and vanadium, to enhance the physical characteristics of the titanium bar.
Here at Ti-Tek, we stock bars in different grades, including the grade 5 Titanium 6Al 4V bar, an alpha-beta titanium alloy that combines lightweight with high strength, formability and corrosion resistance.
When it comes to purchasing a titanium bar, rest assured, you’re in capable hands with Ti-Tek. We have a comprehensive range of bars for you to choose from, catering for the demands of various industries.
Our titanium bars are available in an assortment of lengths to match your exact requirements. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, get in touch with us on 0121 382 4121 and we will provide a custom solution.
We have no minimum order restrictions on our titanium bars, so you can order exactly what you need today.