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The Main Application Fields Of Titanium Alloy Materials

Dec. 20, 2019

Titanium is considered a rare metal due to its presence in nature and its difficulty in extraction. But it is relatively abundant, ranking tenth among all elements. The ore of titanium mainly includes ilmenite and rutile, which are widely distributed in the earth's crust and lithosphere. Titanium also exists in almost all living things, rocks, water bodies and soils. So what are the main application areas of titanium alloy materials? The following Titanium Sheet Gr7 Manufacturer will come to tell you.


1. Aerospace

The major titanium countries in the aerospace field are concentrated in western countries, especially the United States, and 60% of titanium materials such as Titanium Sheet are used in this field. Asian countries, Japan and China have invested about 10% of titanium in this field. However, with the rapid development of Asian aerospace in recent years, the consumption of titanium in the aerospace field will increase accordingly. From a global perspective, the aviation industry plays a decisive role in the titanium market. Historically, the large cycle of the titanium industry is closely related to the cooling and warming of the aviation industry.


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2. Civil aircraft

(1) Reduce structural weight and improve structural efficiency

(2) Meet the use requirements of high temperature parts

(3) Meet the requirements to match the structure of composite materials

(4) Meet the requirements of high corrosion resistance and long life


3. Military weapons

The development and procurement of military weapons continue to develop in a light and flexible direction. In order to meet the fighter's requirements for combat performance, in addition to advanced design technology, materials with excellent performance and advanced manufacturing techniques must be used. One of the important measures is to choose a large number of titanium alloys and improve the application level of advanced titanium alloys.


4. Car

Reducing fuel consumption and reducing hazardous waste emissions have become one of the main driving forces and directions for technological progress in the automotive industry. In terms of driving, the acceleration performance is improved after the vehicle is lightened, and the vehicle control stability, noise, and vibration are also improved. From the perspective of collision safety, after the lightweight of the car, the inertia during the collision is small and the braking distance is reduced.

The preferred way to reduce the weight of automobiles is to replace traditional automobile materials (steel) with lightweight materials with high specific strength, such as aluminum, magnesium, and titanium.


5. Medical industry

Titanium has a wide range of applications in the medical field. Titanium is close to human bones, has good biocompatibility to human tissues, and has no toxic side effects. Human implants are special functional materials closely related to human life and health. Hundreds of metal parts such as femoral head, hip joint, humerus, skull, knee joint, elbow joint, shoulder joint made of titanium and titanium alloy have been transplanted into the human body, and have achieved good results. 


6. Chemical industry

Titanium has excellent corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and process properties, and is widely used in many sectors. Especially in chemical production, titanium alloy materials such as Titanium Bar are used instead of stainless steel, nickel-based alloys and other rare metals as corrosion-resistant materials. This is of great significance for increasing production, improving product quality, extending equipment life, reducing consumption, reducing energy consumption, reducing costs, preventing pollution, improving working conditions and increasing labor productivity.


7. Offshore engineering

With the development of science and technology and the depletion of land resources, human development and utilization of the ocean has been mentioned on the agenda. Titanium has excellent corrosion resistance to seawater, and is widely used in the fields of seawater desalination, ships, marine thermal energy development, and seabed resource extraction.

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