Plymouth in the South West of England is close to the birthplace of titanium – first discovered nearly 230 years ago. In 1790, in the heart of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, hobby geologist Rev. William Gregor found Manaccanite ore in a stream near the village Manaccan, after which the ore was named.
Because of its strength, unique density and corrosion resistance, titanium has found applications in many industries. The density of titanium is about 60 % that of steel- or nickel-based alloys giving significant weight savings in aerospace structures. Its tensile strength is better than that of austenitic or ferritic stainless steels. Titanium is exceptionally corrosion resistant and is non-magnetic with a melting point higher than steel alloys.
AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Air-show this year, taking advantage of the opportunity to promote its capabilities in manufacturing specialty metal products in titanium for the most-critical aerospace applications.
The four SMP brands, Fine Tubes, Hamilton Precision Metals, Reading Alloys and Superior Tube, will be represented at Farnborough in Hall 4, Booth 4024.
Reading Alloys was instrumental in the development of many of the alloys available today, including Ti 6A/4V. Fine Tubes and its sister company Superior Tube produce straight and seamless tubes in Ti CP, Grades 1 and 2, Grade 5 (Ti 6Al/4V) and Grade 9 (Ti 3Al/2.5V). Hamilton Precision Metals, as a specialty re-roller of metal strip, foil and ultra-thin foil, rolls.0001″ to.0004″ (.0025mm to.01mm) precision brazing foil in various titanium alloys.