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Equally as strong as steel but 45 percent lighter, titanium is one of the most durable metals on the planet. From welded pipes and valves to heat exchanges, airplanes, ocean-going vessels, and spacecraft, this silvery-colored material gives a competitive edge to an array of processes.
Improve your application with titanium parts or assemblies from Moon Tool & Die Co. We are an ISO 9001:2015-certified CNC machine shop specializing in the manufacture of precision components and construction of multifaceted upper-level products for challenging projects. The combination of advanced equipment, experienced personnel, and a quality-first mindset enables us to deliver a wide range of custom services that optimize client supply chains.
Titanium is a strong, corrosion-resistant, and inert lustrous metal. It’s the ninth most abundant element in Earth’s crust. Instead of occurring in large deposits, small amounts of titanium appear in almost every rock.
This material is incredibly durable and 100 percent recyclable, making it environmentally friendly. Titanium easily binds with iron, aluminum, vanadium, nickel, molybdenum, and other metals to produce many high-performance titanium alloys. Specific attributes will vary by grade, but here are common characteristics.
Alloyed titanium is perfect for applications that require resilient, anti-corrosion, lightweight, temperature-resistant materials. It’s found in jewelry, tennis rackets, goalie masks, scissors, bicycle frames, surgical tools, and mobile phones.
Twice as strong as aluminum but only 60 percent heavier, titanium alloys are valued by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers. It’s used in everything from aircraft engines and controls to structural components and landing gear.
Titanium is considered the most biocompatible metal – not harmful or toxic to living tissue – due to its resistance to corrosion from bodily fluids. The ability to bond with bone gives it an edge over materials that require adhesion to remain attached. Titanium implants last longer, and much larger forces are needed to break the bonds joining them to the body. Titanium isn’t magnetic, so it doesn’t interfere with magnetic resonance imaging machines. Because of this property, patients with titanium implants can safely undergo MRI examinations. Other medical-related uses for titanium include:
One of the critical features of titanium alloys is the ability to withstand extremes. Due to its survivability, titanium is heavily utilized by industries that operate in harsh environments or demand high strength without the size or weight.
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Although titanium alloys are widely used, many manufacturers struggle to produce conforming parts for clients. The fact is, they’re hard to machine. Titanium generates spring back and chatter during machining, which can create poor surface quality in the finished product. Due to its high work hardening tendency and the stickiness, continuous chips are formed during turning and drilling. They can entangle the tool and impede function, almost eliminating the possibility of automated titanium machining.
A batch of nonconforming titanium alloyed parts from a supplier reverberates throughout an Original Equipment Manufacturer, or OEM, facility. It causes unnecessary downtime, missed deadlines, and cost overruns. That’s why you should partner with Moon Tool & Die Co. for your titanium part and assembly needs.
Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and highly qualified engineering and production teams, we manufacture components to tight tolerances and build assemblies rapidly and competently. Material is purchased from trustworthy suppliers, and compliance is confirmed upon arrival. Our quality control department uses precise testing and inspection equipment to verify every part produced surpasses customer specifications or industry standards. All orders are reviewed for accuracy before shipment.