Titanium & Titanium Suppliers
Titanium is a metal that is extracted from the element of the same name, which grows naturally and abundantly, though not in pure form. Titanium boasts natural qualities of ductility, heat transference, low density, strength and high corrosion resistance. These qualities lend it to many applications, particularly those related to the aerospace and marine industries, automotive manufacturing, surgery and dentistry, racing sports, jewelry making and aquariums. To capitalize upon its qualities, titanium is frequently alloyed with other metals, like steel, iron or aluminum, to create materials with hybrid qualities.
Most often, titanium is extracted from where it is found in mineral deposits using either the Kroll method or the Hunter method, both which involve using magnesium to reduce titanium tetrachloride down to a sponge, which is a highly porous, raw ore. After it is reduced, the sponge is melted or pressed into blocks to be fabricated. Using other methods, titanium ore may instead be processed into powder, mesh, sheet, granules, foil or rod. No matter its form, ore can fabricated into a variety of parts and shapes, including wire, tubing and bars. The most common methods of titanium fabrication include welding, flat rolling and hot or cold forming. After fabrication, titanium products may undergo any number of secondary processes, such as pickling, blasting, laser cutting or anodizing. Pickling is a chemical process by which oxide film is washed from the surface of titanium products; blasting uses abrasive particles or mechanical grit to blast from large titanium products like billets or ingots. Mechanical grit leaves behind a fine layer of dust, but it can be removed during pickling. Laser cutting is a hot cutting process that uses laser technology to slice thin gauge titanium products to close tolerances. Anodizing is metal treatment; using electricity, a technician covers or coats a metallic surface with a decorative or protective layer of oxide that will not fade like a pigment or die.
Some Leading Manufacturers
New Baltimore, MI | 888-771-9449
Here at Titanium Processing Center, we are your complete source for titanium and titanium alloys. We stock a huge inventory of commercially pure titanium grades as well as many common and special alloy grades. We offer a diverse range of titanium products, including bars, rods, sheets, plates, pipes, and tubing. Titanium Processing Center has no minimum order requirements, so we can help you take on all your projects, big or small. Learn more about our inventory and capabilities by visiting our website or give us a call!
Camarillo, CA | 800-555-4202
As a family owned business, Express Metals Co. has provided titanium and unparalleled customer service since 1960. We supply high quality titanium products to the aerospace, medical, manufacturing, and other related industries. Regardless of your applications, we are confident we can find a titanium solution for your requirements! Check out our website to learn more about our extensive stock of titanium and machining capabilities. Give us a call today!
Islandia, NY | 800-900-9209
Alloys International is a global leader in the supply and distribution of all kinds of metal alloys, including titanium. Our offering of titanium products includes sheets, foil, strips, bars, rods, wire, tubes, pipes, forgings, billets, and much more. We have access to high-tech specialty metal mills, so we can provide you with virtually any metal form you could possibly need. There are no restrictions on size or quantity of your order, and there is no demand we cannot meet! Contact us today!
Long Island City, NY | 800-767-9494
Metalmen is a leading supplier of titanium and titanium alloy products. We provide worldwide distribution & fast delivery of many on-demand & specialty titanium plates, bars, sheets, foils, and tubing. With more than 75 years of combined experience, you can count on our staff to provide important insights and expertise to make your project a success. We also supply cutting, shearing, and other machining services to ensure you get exactly what you need! Small quantities & non-standards welcome! Contact us today!
Oak Brook, IL | 800-289-2785
Castle Metals is your titanium and metal products specialist. We provide a huge range of titanium grades and a variety of titanium components, including bars, tubes, and sheets. Along with our supply of metal products, we also offer you processing services and supply chain solutions. Cutting, heat treating, grinding, machining, testing, and many other processing services are all available. When you come to Castle Metals, you can expect your titanium needs to be met rapidly and consistently!