Titanium Bars are derived from Titanium ore. They are light in nature but don’t let that fool you as they pack plenty of strength! Compared to Aluminum for example; they are definitely lighter and stronger.
How are they made?
Titanium is obtained from a number of ores of which rutile and Ilmenite are the most important. It may also be found in sphene.
The entire production of titanium is done with the help of the Kroll process. The process entails heating of titanium (IV) chloride with the help of magnesium. During this process, titanium dioxide is made to react with chlorine in order to form titanium tetrachloride. Following this, the tetrachloride is then made to react with magnesium in order to eliminate any chlorine. After the chlorine stripping stage, a pure metal known as a sponge is produced. This is the ‘titanium’ that is used to produce a number of
other items depending on the forming and shaping process used.
During the forming and shaping stage, the Titanium bar may be crafted. During the forging process, the sponge may be melted with alloying elements such as aluminum or vanadium and then shaped to produce bar shapes. Alternatively, it may be further processed to produce sheets which may then be but into strips and used to form pipes, tubes or bars.
Ultimately, the end use of the Titanium bar will determine how it is formed and shaped.
What are they used in
Titanium bars are used in a number of applications. They may be used in the manufacture of things such as spears, axes, titanium tables, dentures, ship doors, helmets, chainsaws, bicycle bars and swords among many others.
Why is titanium used in their manufacture?
Depending on its application, the numerous characteristics that make titanium tick are the reasons why it is used in the manufacture of titanium rods. Not only is it light in weight, it is also rust proof and strong in nature. Imagine applying a material on a marine vessel that is going to spend years on end in seawaters or salt waters and then checking the material and discovering that it has gotten minor corrosion or rust. That is titanium for you!