Titanium is considered to be one of the strongest metals. Its strength, heat, water and salt resistance, and its light weight make it the ideal metal for a variety of applications. These applications range from jewelry and dental implants to airplanes and ships.
Titanium can be classified into :
Commercially Pure Titanium (CP Titanium) :
- Titanium Grade 1 , Titanium Grade 2 , Titanium Grade 3 , Titanium Grade 4
- Titanium Grade 1 has the highest corrosion resistance , formability , and lowest strength
- Titanium Grade 4 offers the highest strength with moderate formability.
Titanium Alloys :
- Titanium Grade 5 (Ti 6AL-4V) , Titanium Grade 23 (TI 6AL-4V ELI) , Titanium Grade 12 (Ti 3AL 2.5) , Titanium Grade 6 (Ti 5AL-2.5Sn)
- Titanium Alloys retain the same strength and corrosion resistance, but takes on the greater flexibility and malleability of the metal it is combined with. Titanium alloys, therefore, have more applications than pure titanium.