Titanium Grade 5 is not only our strongest metal, but it's also very lightweight. It's corrosion resistance makes it essential for aerospace engineers and its non-toxic, non-allergenic properties has made it popular in the medical field.
There is so much to say about this metal. Looking for a robust material that you can also weld and machine? Looking for a material twice as strong as steel with weights comparable to aluminum? Titanium Grade 5 is the answer.
Very strong and durable
Weldable and machineable
More about Titanium:
Titanium is non-magnetic and biocompatible (non-toxic, non-allergenic), which has led to its increasing use in the medical field.
Despite being as strong as steel, titanium is about 40 percent lighter in weight, which, along with its resistance to cavitation and erosion, makes it an essential structural metal for aerospace engineers.
Titanium is also formidable in its resistance to corrosion by both water and chemical media. It does this by forming a thin layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) on its surface that is extremely difficult for these materials to penetrate.
Having a low modulus of elasticity means that titanium is not also very flexible, but returns to its original shape after bending, resulting in its importance to shape memory alloys.
One of titanium’s useful properties is a high melting point of 3135°F (1725°C). This melting point is approximately 400°F above the melting point of steel and approximately 2000°F above that of aluminum.
Titanium is not a good conductor of electricity. If the conductivity of copper is considered to be 100%, titanium would have a conductivity of 3.1%. From this it follows that titanium would not be used where good conductivity is a prime factor.
For comparison, stainless steel has a conductivity of 3.5% and aluminum has a conductivity of 30%.
The strength of titanium is twice that of low-carbon "mild" steel and roughly three times the strength of aluminum.
The thermal expansion properties of titanium are similar to carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The expansion coefficient is near half of stainless steel and 1/3 that of aluminum.
Optional Clean Cut:
Our titanium can be laser cut using high-purity nitrogen to give you a reduced oxide, semi-clean edge. Using nitrogen as an assist gas reduces oxides from forming during the cutting process, so your parts are easier to paint, powder coat or weld without much additional processing like grinding or sanding. Contact us for a quote if your parts require Clean Cut.
Due to manufacturing variables, your parts may have small cosmetic imperfections/scratches. If you require a cosmetically-perfect finish, additional processing is available for a fee. Contact us at email@example.com or make a note on your order to discuss options.
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