Titanium is an outstanding material for a number of things, inclusive of fasteners.
Owing to its physical properties, titanium is held in high regard for its strength-to-weight ratio. The metal is relatively ductile and strong. Titanium has a high melting point, making it useful for applications that could involve high heats. It is not magnetic and does not conduct electricity or heat well.
In recent years, the titanium fasteners are being extensively used in various applications. Although the price of titanium fasteners has always been higher than those of other materials for models of the same specifications, its performance and application range have the irreplaceable advantages of ordinary fasteners. In this article, let’s take a closer look at the advantages of titanium fasteners.
The Benefits of Titanium Fasteners
- High Specific Strength – The density of titanium is higher than aluminium but lower than copper, steel, and nickel, but its strength is much higher than other metals. Fasteners made of titanium are strong and light.
- Good Heat Resistance and Low-Temperature Resistance – Titanium fasteners can work normally at a low temperature of minus 250 degree C and at a high temperature of 600 degrees C. They can maintain their shape without changing.
- Good Corrosion Resistance – Titanium alloys are stable in many media, and ti fasteners can be used in various corrosive environments.
- Non-Magnetic and Non-Toxic – Titanium is a non-magnetic metal and will not be magnetized in a strong magnetic field. Titanium is not only non-toxic but also compatible with the human body.
- Strong Resistance to Damping – Titanium has the longest damping time when subjected to electrical and mechanical vibration. It can be used as a vibration element of medical ultrasonic pulverizer, tuning fork, and vibration film of for advanced audio loudspeakers.
The Applications Of Titanium Fasteners
- Nuclear Industry – During the construction of nuclear reactors, many pipes, components, and related parts require a large amount of titanium metals, and titanium fasteners are one of them.
- Medical Industry – Titanium is a biophilic metal used in the medical industry. Titanium alloy fasteners are often used to fix clinical fractures and dislocations, which are strong and not easily deformed.
- Electronic Equipment – In the past, many mobile phones and computers used steel fasteners. However, steel is magnetic and needs to be demagnetized. Otherwise, electromagnetic fields easily magnetise steel fasteners, which affects network signals. Titanium alloy fasteners are non-magnetic, high in strength, and lightweight, making them very suitable for electronic equipment fasteners.
- Aerospace Industry – The aerospace industry is still the most important titanium user. Using ti fasteners to replace steel fasteners with similar strength significantly reduces aircraft weight. In addition, titanium alloy has good elasticity and non-magnetic properties, which also plays a very important role in preventing fasteners loosening and magnetic field interference.
With the development of the titanium industry, titanium fasteners are no longer limited to high-end precision industries but shall be more widely used in people’s daily lives.