Titanium can be used for a wide range of metal parts from tubing to bolts to fasteners. And this metal alloy is used for good reasons. The list of titanium benefits is a long one. To narrow them down, we will look more in depth at the significant advantages of one specific component: titanium fasteners. What are these important advantages? Keep reading to find out.
Titanium (Ti) is a highly corrosive element with properties that make it the perfect element to produce fasteners. These fasteners hold their own huge set of benefits and advantages.
Some of the most appealing advantages of titanium fasteners include:
These metal parts are typically maintenance free
Titanium’s oxide layer protects the fasteners from corrosion
These parts are cost-efficient
Titanium fasteners are lighter in weight than steel fasteners
They are extremely strong, durable, and sturdy
These components can withstand high temperatures
These parts are biocompatible and non-toxic so it won’t cause any harm to a human’s or animal’s body
Titanium can be combined with other metals such as steel, aluminum, manganese, etc. to create an alloy and gain even more advantages
Thanks to these advantages, titanium fasteners are used in numerous different industries. Some specific industries that use this metal component include: aerospace, automotive, chemical, paper, pulp, architectural, consumer, marine, medical, and various other industries.
The strength and low weight of Titanium make it exceptionally unique, and some grades of Titanium can be anywhere from two to four times stronger than some grades of Stainless Steel. These features make Titanium ideal in some aerospace, medical and military applications.
They are also resistant to a number of solutions, and Titanium Fasteners can often be found in saltwater environments making them perfect for industries like salination, oil and naval. They are resistant to almost every chlorine or chloride solution, including chlorite, hypochlorite, chlorate, perchlorate and chlorine dioxide. If the chlorine is used with the absence of water, or as a gas, this can cause rapid corrosion.
There are, however, downfalls to the material too – they may hold excellent chloride resistance but they are not able to survive in strong acids like hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid, as these substances attack the protective passive layer that Titanium forms when exposed to oxygen and can also cause rapid corrosion.
If you are using Grade 5 Titanium fasteners, they are non-ferromagnetic – meaning they are not magnetic or attracted to magnets at any temperature.
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