Because of its strength, unique density and corrosion resistance, titanium has found applications in many industries. For high quality tubing products, it’s often a better substance to use than competing materials like stainless steels or super alloys.
The density of titanium is about 60 per cent of that of steel- or nickel-based alloys giving significant weight savings in aerospace structures. The tensile strength is better than that of austenitic or ferritic stainless steels. Titanium is exceptionally corrosion resistant and exceeds the resistance of stainless steels in most environments. The metal is non-magnetic too, and has good heat transfer properties, with a melting point higher than steel alloys.
Titanium is easily worked. Combine that with its strength, stiffness, toughness and high melting point and it’s a very desirable metal for high performance metal tubing. We manufacture titanium tubes used in aircraft hydraulic systems, medical implants, offshore drilling rig components, subsea equipment, and marine and chemical processing plants.
Fine Tubes manufactures titanium tubes in the following alloys:
- Alloy Ti CP - Grade 1 (UNS R50250)
- Alloy Ti CP - Grade 2 (UNS R50400)
- Alloy Ti 3Al/2.5V - Grade 9 (UNS R56320)
- Alloy Ti 6Al/4V - Grade 5 (UNS R56400)
- Alloy Ti 5Al/4V
- Alloy Ti 4Al/2.5V
To view more technical information on the alloys we most commonly manufacture with, please click the alloy link above. You can also download the technical datasheets in our Downloads section.
Note: Microstructure image courtesy of Oxford Instruments Ltd.