Looking for an alternative to traditional stainless steel for your next custom machined part or project from Loos Precision Products? Consider switching to titanium! This metal features many similar properties to stainless steel, such as corrosion resistance, but also offers its own unique characteristics. Titanium is less dense than stainless steel, and it is also ductile, making it desirable for a wide range of finished components. Learn about a selection of industries and applications that rely on the durability of titanium below. As always, do not hesitate to contact our skilled craftsmen with any questions about our materials or machining process.
Industries and Applications
Titanium is one of the most common materials used in aerospace applications due to its lightweight nature. When weight reduction is a primary concern, titanium is often preferred over other materials, such as stainless steel. Additionally, because it retains its strength, you don’t have to sacrifice durability to meet your weight requirements.
- Aerospace components
- Medical equipment
- Medical implants
- Surgical hardware
- General Industrial
Want to ensure your hardware is impervious to the negative effects of salt and water? Titanium is a corrosion resistant option that withstands harsh environmental conditions without failure. Prolonged exposure to corrosive materials such as salt water can create pitting, rust, or scaling on surfaces that are not adequately protected. With time, this degradation will weaken the component, thus shortening its lifespan and causing it to break or distort. Don’t risk implementing hardware that cannot withstand the demands of your environment. Instead, trust the reliability of titanium.
As an added benefit, titanium is biocompatible, making it the ideal choice for medical implants, orthopedic hardware, and surgical implements. This compatibility prevents the human body from experiencing an allergic reaction. This is particularly critical for those with sensitivities to nickel.