The high strength, low weight ratio and outstanding corrosion
resistance inherent to titanium and its alloys has led to a
wide and diversified range of successful applications which
demand high levels of reliable performance in surgery and
medicine as well as in aerospace, automotive, chemical plant,
power generation, oil and gas extraction, sports, and other
In the majority of these and other engineering applications,
titanium replaces heavier, less serviceable or less cost-effective
materials. Designs made using the properties provided by
titanium often result in reliable, economic and more durable
systems and components. These titanium components often
substantially exceed performance and service life expectations
at a lower overall cost.
Titanium is available in several different grades. Pure titanium
is not as strong as the different titanium alloys are. Ti6Al4V is
the most widely used titanium alloy. It features good machinability
and excellent mechanical properties. The alloy offers
the best all-round performance for a variety of weight reduction
applications in aerospace, automotive and marine equipment.
Ti6Al4V also has numerous applications in the medical
industry. The biocompatibility of Ti6Al4V is excellent,
especially when direct contact with tissue or bone is required.