Fasteners and fixings must be practical, and their aesthetics aren’t always important, especially in industrial applications or when they’re hidden from view. Titanium is a gleaming silver metal that will stand out from afar and last for a long time. Furthermore, due to its low density, high-temperature resistance, and superior corrosion resistance, it is a popular choice for a variety of applications.
Titanium Fasteners have a Variety of Uses
Titanium has a high strength-to-weight ratio, is robust and pliable, and has a high melting point, making it suitable for high-temperature applications. They are extremely distinctive due to their strength and low weight, and some grades of Titanium can be two to four times stronger than Stainless Steel. Because of these qualities, titanium is helpful in aviation, medicinal, and military applications. Because Titanium Fasteners are salt water resistant, so they are ideal for nautical applications. They’re also resistant to chlorite, hypochlorite, chlorate, perchlorate, chlorine dioxide, and practically any other chlorine or chloride solution. However, fast corrosion can occur if chlorine is applied without water or as a gas.
Titanium screws and fasteners are utilized in applications that require a high strength-to-weight ratio, superior stress corrosion cracking resistance, and high corrosion resistance. It’s worth noting that while Titanium is resistant to chlorides, it is vulnerable to strong acids such as hydrochloric or sulfuric acids, which eat away at the protective passive layer that Titanium produces when exposed to oxygen. Corrosion can result from this.
Types of Titanium Used in Fasteners and Fixings
Fasteners made of Grade 2 or Grade 5 Titanium are typically in supply.
- Titanium Grade 2 is unalloyed commercially pure titanium. Because of its moderate strength, excellent water corrosion resistance, and formability, it is widely employed in industrial applications.
- Titanium Grade 5 is a titanium alloy containing 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. Grade 5 Titanium fasteners are extremely strong and can endure temperatures of over 400 degrees Celsius. They are commonly used in nautical and aerospace applications.