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Know Your Titanium Facts

Qualitetch Components Ltd News and PR from Qualitetch Components Ltd - Published 16 May 2016 Here at Qualitetch, we work with a huge variety of metals on a daily basis, dependant on your needs and requirements. In this instalment, we are looking at Titanium in more depth.
Titanium can be found in every living thing on Earth, and beyond, and is one transition metal that is extremely unique in high standing; it is, after all, named after the Greek Gods!

Get to Grips with Titanium

Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio. It is just as strong as steel but weighs 45% less and is twice the strength of aluminium, but is only 60% heavier
It was discovered in 1791 and named in 1795
Titanium is forged in supernovas
It is the 9th most common metal in the EarthÂ’s crust
It was first industrially extracted in the 1930Â’s
Titanium has been found on the moon, in fact, the composition of a rock sample was 10% titanium
The International Space Station has many critical parts made from Titanium
95% of titanium is used as a dioxide in paint, plastic, toothpaste, sunscreen and much more
Titanium has a very high melting point of 1800 degrees C
It is one of the only metals used for 3D printing
It is non-toxic and not absorbed by the body, so is commonly used for body jewellery and bone stabilisers
Titanium can also be used to enhance hearing for those with impairments
It is not magnetic, not corrosive and does not conduct electricity
Because of its properties, Titanium is used to store nuclear waste securely
Titanium does not occur naturally as a metal, and it will always be bonded with another element
It alloys well with iron and aluminium
It is the only element to burn when exposed to pure nitrogen gas
Of course, this list could be endless, but by highlighting a few intriguing and fascinating facts, we hope we have provided you with something more substantial than just a piece of resilient metal. As one of the most versatile metals, the opportunities with this metal are huge.

Many of the services we provide here at Qualitetch; such as photo chemical etching, plating and finishing and component forming, are perfect for a large variety of metals.

Please visit our website for more information, or call us on 01354 658787 to discuss your options.
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