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What is Titanium?

Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal known for its high strength, low density, and corrosion resistance. It is widely used in various industries, including aerospace, medicine, and sports equipment, due to its exceptional properties.

Titanium vs stainless steel?

Titanium and stainless steel are both popular materials, but they have distinct characteristics. Titanium is significantly lighter than stainless steel, has higher strength-to-weight ratio, and excellent corrosion resistance. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is heavier, has better hardness, and can withstand higher temperatures. The choice between the two depends on specific requirements like weight, strength, and environmental conditions.

Orbital Welding Symposium

Organised in the past by Polysoude, Orbital Welding Symposium this year is being organised and co-sponsored by Polysoude and the Tube & Pipe Association (TPA).

Spot welding machine from Amada

The ID40ST spot welder from Amada America Inc. is designed to provide spark-free welds across a range of flexible welding applications.

Titanium producer wins ISO-9002 certification

Vulcanium Metals International, a division of Vulcanium® Corporation, has been awarded ISO-9002 certification.

Hoke Gyrolok range available in stainless

The Hoke Gyrolok range of instrumentation fittings is now available from Circor in a new line including 316 stainless steel, brass, carbon steel, Monel, Carpenter 20, Hastelloy C276, Inconel, Titanium, 254 SMO, Duplex 2205 and Super Duplex.

New UK titanium stockist

GMT Norway has announced the opening of its sister company GMT UK. The offices and warehouse are located in West Bromwich, West Midlands, tel. +44 121 525 2777.

Rolled Alloys in pact with Krupp VDM

Rolled Alloys has entered into an agreement with Krupp VDM to become its exclusive distributor for a new proprietary heat resistant alloy, named RA602CA.

Vulcanium makes US appointment

Vulcanium Metals International, a unit of Vulcanium® Corporation, is pleased to announce that Mark Schuldt is now servicing the Kansas City-Oklahoma-Dallas territory.

Twisted tubes into heat exchangers

Recently Brown Fintube (BFT) reached an agreement with Phoenix, a division of Kodiak Industries Inc., to provide metals utilising Twisted Tube Technology.

Hempel restructures

The third generation of the Hempel family is taking over responsibility.

Bellow valves

Ernst Haage has designed a new series of high-pressure bellow valves for metering and shut-off of gases and liquids.

How does titanium compare with stainless steels?

Titanium and stainless steel are commonly used metals, but they have notable differences. Titanium is much lighter than stainless steel, with a density about half that of steel. Titanium also boasts a higher strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for applications where weight reduction is critical, such as aerospace components. It exhibits excellent corrosion resistance, even in harsh environments, while stainless steel can corrode under certain conditions. However, stainless steel generally surpasses titanium in terms of hardness, durability, and the ability to withstand higher temperatures. Stainless steel offers a wider range of options, including different grades with varying corrosion resistance and strength characteristics. The choice between titanium and stainless steel depends on specific requirements such as weight, strength, corrosion resistance, and operating conditions.

Applications for Titanium

Titanium’s exceptional properties make it suitable for various applications. It is extensively used in the aerospace industry for aircraft components, including airframes, engine parts, and landing gears. Its corrosion resistance and biocompatibility make it valuable for medical implants, such as joint replacements and dental implants. Titanium is also employed in sports equipment, eyewear frames, high-performance bicycles, and automotive components. Its non-magnetic nature finds applications in sensitive electronic devices. Additionally, it is used in chemical processing, desalination plants, and marine environments due to its resistance to corrosion.