Different Trends for Mining and Processing Titanium

The current costs of titanium have nothing to do with the rarity of the material. In fact, it is an extremely abundant metal with workable deposits all over the earth. The costs come directly from the resources, time, and energy required to mine and process it. Titanium is valued for its high strength-to-weight ratio, its ability to withstand high temperatures, and a strong corrosion resistance. It is already used throughout the medical, marine, and aerospace industries, but if the current trends continue, the price may come down far enough that it will be used in a wide range of other industries. Continue reading

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Titanium Foil Uses: Capacitors

 

Small chip capacitors are used today in many different manufacturing processes. As technology progresses, the ability to make smaller capacitors that perform at the same level or higher than larger capacitors has become important in the creation of new technology and modern devices ranging from basic computers to complicated Continue reading

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Clever Uses for Titanium Foil

 

Titanium foil is just like any other metal foil. It is a thin layer of metal made from pure titanium. Because titanium is such an expensive metal, titanium foil is also expensive. The foil can come in a variety of different thicknesses for different projects, from 0.0762 mm to under 0.0100 in thickness. Each thickness has its own set of uses in the industria Continue reading

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The Ever Changing World of Titanium

 

Titanium alloys are already some of the strongest metal alloys in the world. Titanium is the metal of choice for many heavy-duty applications, like aerospace panels, machine parts, rockets, and many other metal objects that require a high amount of pressure Continue reading

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Industry Event: Titanium 2012

For those interested in or involved with the titanium industry, get ready for one of the biggest events of the year! Titanium 2012 will be held from October 7th through the 10th and it is the perfect work getaway as the fall really begins to set in. Meet up with industry leaders and experts, network with peers and learn about the latest developments and Continue reading

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Titanium Alloys: Explained

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Titanium metal is not a naturally-occurring metal in nature. To get the titanium metal we know of today, the natural titanium oxide found in nature is mixed with magnesium, chlorine gas, and other materials to isolate, solidify, and harden the titanium metal. On its own, titanium is not the most stable metal ever. Factories mix different metals into pure titanium to achieve different metal strengths and highlight different properties of the metal. They also add additional metals to stretch the use of titanium, which is expensive Continue reading

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4 Uses for Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide is the powdered form of titanium. The powder is actually naturally-occurring in the earth, and the process of harvesting and mining the powder is not expensive or challenging. This makes buying titanium dioxide much cheaper than solid titanium metal, which requires an extensive purification process to isolate and Continue reading

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Tips for Buying Titanium Jewelry

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Recently, the use of titanium in jewelry has risen. Titanium is popular in jewelry, mostly for men, because the metal is tough, scratch-resistant, long-lasting, and somewhat inexpensive to purchase. If you decide that you want to buy titanium jewelry piece Continue reading

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