Titanium is the only metal that combines extremely high strength and very light weight with outstanding heat and corrosion resistance. Titanium is the fourth most plentiful metal on Earth. The difficult and complicated process for converting the ore to metal has only been commercially viable for a little more than 50 years. Titanium won’t corrode when exposed to harsh weather, grease or most chemicals.
Titanium possesses excellent corrosion and erosion properties. Available in its pure form and a range of alloys offering uniquely different properties:
Titanium is mechanically easy to deform and process, and can be welded for complex form
Titanium and its alloys can be sourced in a variety of forms including but not exclusively:
- Forged parts
It has many diverse applications due to its high strength and low density.
- In chemical industries, it is an essential material in heat exchangers, containers, pipes and sterilization systems.
- Steam turbine blades and rotor discs are also made of titanium.
- The aerospace field also relies heavily on titanium for its high strength-to-weight ratio.
- It is biocompatible, and is therefore used in dental and bone prosthetics, pacemakers, and artificial heart valves in the human body
- Capillary tubes and extremely thin wires are used as material for canals