Grade 5 titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) is incredibly strong, lightweight and corrosion-resistant
Titanium is commonly used in aerospace and high-performance automotive applications. Grade 5 titanium is non-toxic and non-allergenic, making it a popular choice for medical applications as well.
VERY STRONG & DURABLE
WELDABLE & 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 most chemicals. It does this by forming a thin layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) on its surface that is extremely difficult for these materials to penetrate.
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%. 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 about 3x the strength of aluminum (assuming similar thicknesses).
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.
Our titanium is 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.