Of all the alpha-beta titanium alloys, Titanium 6AL-4V from NeoNickel is the most widely used. This is due to the fact that it is a highly functional material, with many applications in a wide variety of industries.
Outstanding Corrosion Resistance
The high strength to weight ratio of Titanium 6AL-4V, allied to the outstanding resistance to general corrosion has led to its use in the aerospace, automotive and architectural industries, although it is more commonly used in the field of medicine.
Titanium is resistant to corrosion, is biocompatible and has the ability to fuse with human bone and as a result has become a staple of the medical industry. From surgical implements to the titanium rods, plates and pins used to heal breaks this outstanding metal has become the indispensible material for those in this most vital of industries. Titanium 6AL-4V also displays tremendous fracture resistance and has been used extensively in dental implants.
Suitable For A Range of Applications
Applications of TI 6AL-4V include:
- Turbine blades, discs and rings
- Aircraft structural components
- Weapons structural components
- Hand tools
- Sporting equipment
- Chemical process equipment
Although TI 6AL-4V displays high resistance to general corrosion it should be noted that it can be attacked when used in environments that break down the protective oxides; such as hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, sulphuric and phosphoric acids. It is also susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, although it is one of the better titanium alloys in this regard. Despite this, it has proved to be highly popular due to its multi-functionality, strength and durability.
At NeoNickel our aim is to provide customers of any industry with the finest, most cost-effective alloys on the market and TI 6AL-4V titanium alloy, with its flexibility and long lasting nature, certainly comes into that category.
For more information on TI 6AL-4V contact us today to speak to a member of our team!