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Who can benefit from titanium bars?

Growing up, you’d be forgiven for thinking titanium was only  used to create sci-fi spaceships, superhero armour and submarines. But the reality is this metal is everywhere and used in everything from missiles and motorcars to laptops and golf clubs!

Who can benefit from titanium bars?

Just as strong as steel but much lighter, titanium bars are easier to work with and – given their ability to withstand extreme environments – they are the material of choice for some of the most demanding industries, including:

  • Aerospace

Reducing weight, helps to increase speed, which is why  titanium is found in the frames, engines and landing gear of aircraft. Most engine parts, including shafts, blades, discs and casings are manufactured from titanium as  they can also withstand temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 600°C.

Titanium bars are an excellent choice for all areas of the aerospace industry, thanks to their high strength, corrosion resistance and lightweight qualities. They are often used in large quantities to construct space shuttles and military aircraft.

  • Automotive

Titanium in the automotive industry has been primarily used in motorsport racing, and companies, like Honda, have used titanium connecting rods in niche sports cars for almost 20 years. However, in the early 2000s, Volkswagen replaced steel springs for titanium in the VW Lupo – reducing the overall weight which in turn increased the speed and performance of the car.

For wider use in this industry, developments are already underway to improve the economics of titanium – making it suitable for all vehicles, not just high-spec.

  • Biomedical

Titanium is one of the most biocompatible metals on the periodic table – meaning that the body can handle it in large doses, without any harmful effects. Titanium is perfect for surgical implants, hip replacements and dental implants as a result of improved resistance to wear and tear, high elasticity and hot and cold formability.

Titanium bars are also great for surgical equipment as they can be precisely cut to size and are incredibly durable and long-lasting.

  • Sport

One of the biggest benefits of titanium in sport is its lightweight – perfect for competitive games where heavy equipment could hinder performance.

Here at Ti-Tek, we stock titanium bars in an assortment of sizes to make it easier for manufacturers to find the metal parts needed to create top-quality sporting equipment, like bike frames, tennis rackets and golf clubs. We make sure that all our products are delivered quickly to meet the increasing demands of the sport industry.

Titanium has many strengths and can be used for many different industrial applications. Could our titanium bars be of benefit to you? The Ti-Tek team is always on hand to help and will be more than happy to answer your questions regarding titanium bars. Feel free to give us a call on 0121 382 4121 or send an email to info@titek.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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