Materials

Titanium

Titanium is an incredible substance with special qualities that make it highly sought after in the creation of numerous cutting-edge and modern applications. It is light and powerful. Its low density, which is roughly 60% that of iron, lessens the burden and strain on heavier metals while also lowering the overall weight of the products it is used to make. In fact, among all metallic elements, titanium has the highest strength-to-density ratio.

Titanium and titanium alloys are utilized in aircraft, missiles, and rockets where strength, low weight, and high-temperature tolerance are crucial factors due to this, as well as their high strength and low weight.

Due to its high Young’s modulus, which is comparable to around 50% of stainless steel, titanium possesses exceptional elasticity and is therefore preferred for several spring applications.

Materials

Titanium

Titanium is an incredible substance with special qualities that make it highly sought after in the creation of numerous cutting-edge and modern applications. It is light and powerful. Its low density, which is roughly 60% that of iron, lessens the burden and strain on heavier metals while also lowering the overall weight of the products it is used to make. In fact, among all metallic elements, titanium has the highest strength-to-density ratio.

Titanium and titanium alloys are utilized in aircraft, missiles, and rockets where strength, low weight, and high-temperature tolerance are crucial factors due to this, as well as their high strength and low weight.

Due to its high Young’s modulus, which is comparable to around 50% of stainless steel, titanium possesses exceptional elasticity and is therefore preferred for several spring applications.

Additional Characteristics

Because titanium metal is one of the most biocompatible metals in existence and is used in everything from artificial joints to cardiac valves and other surgically implanted devices, it is also highly desired in the medical manufacturing industry.

✔ Outstanding heat transfer

✔ 3,135 degrees Fahrenheit is the high melting point (This is 400 degrees above the melting point of steel and 200 degrees above that of aluminum)

✔ A high level of mineral, acid, and chloride resistance

✔ Because it is non-toxic, it can be used in medical devices that are implanted into people.

✔ Substantial electrical resistance

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Manufacturing Process:
Metal 3D Printing (SLM)

Titanium (Ti6Al4V)

Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa) >980
Yield Strength (MPa) >900
Elongation at Break (%) >14%
Hardness (Brinell) >340
Density (g/cm³) >4.39

Actual values may vary with build condition

Strong tensions, due to part geometry, may cause distortion in the part which may lead to greater deviation. Values for surface roughness depending on orientation or surface. Downward-facing surfaces and surfaces with support will be rougher.

Values represent as printed status. No stress relief heat treatment. Stress relief heat treatment will have impact on the mechanical properties.

Ti6Al4V, also sometimes called TC4, is an alpha-beta titanium alloy with a high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. It is one of the most commonly used titanium alloys and is applied in a wide range of applications where low density and excellent corrosion resistance are necessary such as e.g. aerospace industry and biomechanical applications (implants and prostheses).

Key Product Benefits

  • Excellent mechanical properties with very low specific weight
  • Excellent corrosion resistance and good hard-tissue compatibility

3D Printing Technical Specifications

Requirement Specification
Maximum build size 280 x 280 x 350 mm
Standard lead time 6-8 business days
Dimensional accuracy ± 0.1% with a lower limit on ± 0.1 mm
Layer height 100-300 μm

Available Surface Finishes

Standard:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and bead blasted.

Anodized:  Electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish

Heat Treated:  Use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material

Polished:  Sand surfaces to remove build lines and then apply polishing compound until desired surface finish is reached.

Metal Plated: Aluminum can be plated with a wide range of metals to increase its corrosion resistance, increase wear resistance, or improve overall aesthetics. Both electroplating and electroless plating are possible. Some common metals include tin, nickel, electroless nickel, gold, and silver.

Powder Coating: Powder coating is a robust option for coloring aluminum sheet metal parts while also adding a measure of corrosion resistance.

Additional post-processing: Includes CNC milling, lathing & EDM

 

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Manufacturing Process:
CNC Machining

Titanium Grade 5

The strongest titanium alloy, titanium Grade 5, has good corrosion resistance and can be welded. Due to its resistance to both extreme heat and cold, titanium may be preferred to other materials like steel. Aerospace fasteners, turbine blades, engine parts, sporting goods, and maritime applications are a few examples of frequent use cases.

Manufacturing Process:
Metal Casting

Benefits of Casting using Titanium

  • With less than 40% of the weight of the counterpart, it is just as strong as the majority of ordinary steels.
  • It is nearly as resistant to chemical assault and corrosion as platinum, that’s why it is very dependable in producing both consumer goods and sporting goods such as helmets and fishing rods. Also, one of the greatest metals for components that handle chemicals and the ocean is titanium.
  • It looks really good on the outside. Other precious metals cannot compare to the aesthetic and technological attraction of titanium. Gray-silver metal is titanium. It can be polished to have a glossy, long-lasting black diamond effect and anodized in a variety of colors.

Manufacturing Process:
Sheet Metal Fabrication

 

Benefits of Sheet Metal using Titanium

The corrosion of titanium sheet metal, including stress corrosion, brackish water corrosion, microbiological corrosion, pitting corrosion, and other types, is particularly resistant to it. Due to its resistance to various forms of corrosion, it is also perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings.

Aluminum can’t compare to the strength of titanium sheet metal. It has a strength that is two times that of low carbon steel. They are light in weight in addition to being strong. As compared to low carbon steel and stainless steel, the bulk of titanium sheet metal is around 60% more.

On the surface of titanium sheet metal, precious metal oxides are carefully controlled. In turn, this gives the titanium sheet metal its lovely and shiny silver-gray hue. By using a surface treatment such a brushed, polished, or blasted surface finish, their surface may also be embellished.

We most frequently use the following grades.

Titanium Grade 2

Excellent weldability and durability characterize this grade. Additionally, this grade is frequently used in heat exchangers, cryogenic tanks, pickling baskets, aviation components, medical applications, and architectural applications.

Titanium Grade 3

This grade works well for things like medical equipment, chemical processes, and aircraft constructions. CP grade 3 titanium metal is more durable than grades 1 and 2, according to testing. However, the grade 3 is nearly as ductile as the grades 1 and 2, with a little less formability.

Titanium Grade 4

Among the four CP classes of titanium metal, grade 4 is the most resilient. Excellent formability, weldability, and corrosion resistance are all characteristics of this grade. It is also appropriate for use in surgical devices, aeronautical components, and other applications.

Titanium Grade 5

This grade of titanium is the most often utilized. In comparison to grade 2, it is more heat resistant. It is also widely employed in the chemical processing, medicinal, marine, and aerospace sectors.

Other grades of titanium include 17, 16, 12, 1, and so forth.

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