The Many Uses Of Titanium

April 18, 2008 | By | Reply More

The production of commercial quantities of Titanium is an expensive and complicated process and has only been possible for the last sixty odd years.

Nevertheless, in what is a relatively short space of time, many highly sophisticated and technical advances have been made in aviation, marine, medicine, electronics, space travel, paints and decorative materials and numerous other fields due to the unique properties of Titanium, Titanium alloys, Titanium compounds and Titanium coated metals.

  • Its strategic importance became highly evident during the ¨cold war¨ years when the Soviet Union made an unsuccessful attempt to corner the market to deprive the USA and its allies of the metal.
  • Titanium and Titanium alloys were extensively used in the construction of the Soviet submarine fleet as it is impervious to the corrosive effects of seawater.
  • Titanium and Titanium alloys are essential materials in the manufacture of military aircraft, including stealth planes, armored vehicles, various naval and military ordnance and spacecraft.
  • Paint, plastics, cement, paper and even toothpaste are among the many products that have Titanium Dioxide as a widely used ingredient to impart an intense whiteness, permanency, excellent covering properties and strength to products.
  • The versatility of the metal enables it to alloy with many other metals in order to improve their durability, strength and lightness.
  • Titanium golf clubs and tennis racquets, watches, jewelry, dental implants, replacement joints, even a motorbike are among the multitude of fringe uses of this extraordinary versatile metal.

 

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