Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. Titanium is resistant to corrosion in sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine. Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, and molybdenum, among other elements, to produce strong, lightweight alloys for aerospace (jet engines, missiles, and spacecraft), military, industrial processes (chemicals and petrochemicals, desalination plants, pulp, and paper), automotive, agriculture (farming), medical prostheses, orthopedic implants, dental and endodontic instruments and files, dental implants, sporting goods, jewelry, mobile phones, and other applications. Titanium’s properties, which are a combination of high strength, stiffness, toughness, low density, and good corrosion resistance provided by various titanium alloys at very low to elevated temperatures, allow weight savings in aerospace structures and other high-performance applications.Titanium is a low-density element (approximately 60% of the density of iron) that can be strengthened by alloying and deformation processing. Titanium is nonmagnetic and has good heat-transfer properties. Its coefficient of thermal expansion is somewhat lower than that of steels and less than half that of aluminum. One of titanium’s useful properties is a high melting point of 3135°F (1725°C). This melting point is approximately 400°F above the melting point of steel and approximately 2000°F above that of aluminum.
When it comes to fasteners, titanium is held in high regard due to its strength-to-weight ratio. The metal is strong and relatively ductile. It has a high melting point, which makes it useful in a number of applications that could involve high heats.
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.
If you are using Grade 5 Titanium fasteners, they are non-ferromagnetic – meaning they are not magnetic or attracted to magnets at any temperature.
Titanium fasteners are used in applications where high strength to weight ratio, excellent resistance to stress corrosion cracking, high corrosion resistance, and good fatigue strength are desired.