Titanium alloy Grade 5 (6AL4V) contains a mixture of titanium and other chemical elements. Ti-6AL4V, or Grade 5 titanium, is the most well-known and versatile titanium grade. Such alloys have very high tensile strength and toughness (even at extreme temperatures). Ti-6Al-4V alloy offers a combination of high strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility, and can withstand extreme temperatures.Titanium Grade 5 is the most commonly used grade of titanium.
It is commercially pure (99.5% Ti) with an alpha phase with excellent strength, moderate toughness, and good weldability. Ti 6AL4V is used where a high strength to weight ratios are required in aerospace applications. Grade 5 titanium alloys are used for aircraft engine components, airframe structures, and airframe skins. Ti-6Al-4V is also widely used as biomedical implants, such as for artificial hips and knees and dental implants.
- Minimum Properties Ultimate Tensile Strength, PSI 138,000
- Yield Strength, PSI 128,000
- Elongation 14%
- Rockwell Hardness C36
- Chemistry Titanium (Ti) 90%
- Aluminum (Al) 6%
- Vanadium (V) 4%
- Iron (Fe) 0.25% max
- Oxygen (O) 0.2% max
What is Titanium Ti-6AL-4V used for?
Ti-6AL-4V is the most commonly used of the titanium alloys. It is therefore commonly referred to as the titanium alloy “workhorse.” It is believed to be used in half of the usage of titanium around the world.
These desirable properties make Ti-6AL-4V a popular choice in several industries including medical, marine, aerospace and chemical processing. Ti 6AL-4V is commonly used to make:
- Aircraft turbines
- Engine components
- Aircraft structural components
- Aerospace fasteners
- High-performance automatic parts
- Marine applications
- Sports equipment
Typical uses include aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, industrial process equipment, orthopedic implants, dental implants, spectacle frames and spectacle lenses, military armor, and sporting equipment. Titanium is also widely used for jewelry.
We now use titanium produce outdoor tools and EDC Gear based on good qualities.
- Titanium alloys are corrosion resistant and have high tensile strength.
- Titanium is as strong as some steels, but 40% lighter.
- Its melting point is 1,675 °C (3,047 °F) and its boiling point is 4,753 °C (8,541 °F).
CNC Machines for Producing Titanium
Titanium requires very technical casting requirements and harder machine tools.