Titanium or (Ti) is a chemical element that is a silvery grey metal of periodic table from group 4 (IV-b). Titanium is a lightweight, high-strength, low-corrosion structural metal that is used in alloy form for aircraft components.
Titanium has a density of 4.51g.cm-3/0.163 lb.in-3 that is partially between that of light alloys built on Magnesium and Aluminum, steel and that of Nickel Alloys.
Properties of Titanium Bars
- Titanium Round Bars maintain usable strength at temperatures far higher than those deemed safe for more conventional light alloys, making it an appealing metal for applications requiring high specific strength at temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 600°C.
- Titanium bars have tensile strengths of about 1400MPa, which is equivalent to the strengths of many structural steels.
- Another important feature of titanium bars is their resistance to corrosion in a wide range of natural and chemical environments, especially in terms of pitting and stress corrosion cracking. The corrosion resistance of the material is far superior to that of stainless steel in some applications, especially where chlorides are present.
- It is used in heat exchange devices, traditionally replacing glass and glass covering, has allowed for significant reductions in equipment size, whilst its use in mechanical components such as pumps & valves has resulted in new durability requirements.
- Titanium bars are common in construction material for process plants that treat chlorides and dilute hydrochloric acid, which is a common feature in modern processes that use chloride catalysts.
Uses/Applications of Titanium Bars
Titanium bars have low density corrosion resistance and high strength have expanded their application in industries, chemical and petrochemical, aerospace, offshore oil and gas, power generation, desalination, and general engineering, as well as biomedical.
Reduced weight aids in increased speed, which is why titanium bars are used in aircraft frames, engines, and landing gear. Most engine components, such as shafts, blades, discs, and casings, are made of titanium so it can withstand temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 600°C. Titanium bars, owing to their high strength, corrosion resistant, and lightweight properties, are an ideal alternative for all areas of the aerospace industry. They’re frequently used in vast amounts to create space shuttles and military planes.
Titanium bars are mainly used in the automotive industry of motorsport racing to attach parts in sports cars, decreasing total weight and increasing the speed and efficiency of the vehicle.
Titanium Bars is one of the most biocompatible metals on the periodic table, which means that it can be consumed in vast quantities without causing damage to the body. Titanium bars are also used in hip replacements and dental instruments. Titanium bars are ideal for medical equipment because they can be accurately cut to size and are highly durable and long-lasting due to increased wear and tear resistance, high elasticity, and heat and cold formability.