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Which industries use titanium bars?

Titanium is a tough yet lightweight material that provides the highest strength to weight ratio available. Here at Ti-Tek, we supply an extensive range of titanium bars all manufactured to the highest quality standard and offering excellent corrosion resistance – making them perfect for various industrial applications.

Titanium bars are renowned for their durability and are often found in everyday items, such as Apple’s PowerBook line, to achieve a hardwearing yet light frame. The metal’s lightweight characteristic is also useful for drill bits, jewellery, and sports equipment.

Which industries use titanium bars

Here we look at which industries use the titanium bar:

Aerospace

Titanium was found in the structure and skin of the SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ war plane which reached 3500km/hour and held the ‘fastest aircraft’ record for more than 30 years.

The reason titanium was used in the build of the aircraft was that it has the ability to withstand aerodynamic friction created from high speeds – any other metal would melt out of the sky.

Nowadays, two thirds of all titanium metal is used in aircraft engines and frames, including the A380 Aerobus that uses approximately 70 tonnes of titanium.

Automotive

Titanium bars and components improve corrosion resistance and save weight, space, and fuel. They can greatly improve the working efficiency of the engine and also reduce noise.

Car manufacturers, Tesla, used titanium for the underbody shields on the Model S Sedan, and many others are using titanium as a result of its excellent strength and lightweight. When compared to steel, titanium is much stronger and 40% lighter – making it easier to work with.

Medical

The medical industry uses titanium bars for a wide range of applications. The main reason for this is that the metal is biocompatible (meaning the body can handle large doses with minimal impact) – it’s estimated that every day we ingest 0.8mg of titanium, it simply passes through the body without being absorbed.

The density of a titanium bar is similar to that of human bone, which is why it will readily adhere to it. The metal bar is ideal for dental implants, joint replacements, and prosthetics.

Other uses of titanium in the medical industry:

  • surgical instruments
  • medical devices
  • wheelchairs

Sport

Titanium is a metal that’s found in tennis rackets, helmet grills, and bikes. Leading golf brands such as Cobra, Taylormade, and Ping have a range of titanium golf clubs – boasting the metals high strength and low density.

The lightest bicycle in the world has a titanium structure and weighs only 6 lbs. Given that the average bike weighs in at 30 lbs, titanium bars are the obvious choice to manufacture extremely light bicycle frames.

Could your industry benefit from titanium bars? For more information or to discuss you requirements, feel free to contact us on 0121 382 4121 or email info@titek.co.uk today. Our team will happily share their expertise, providing you with as much information as you need.

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