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Titanium-based Alloys

Hi-Tech Manufacturing, LLC -
Experts at Machining Titanium-based Alloys

Hi-Tech Manufacturing and its subsidiary Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) have the experience and expertise to machine components with titanium-based alloys.

From small to large components, prototype runs to long run production orders, we have the experience to machine titanium-based alloy components to your exact requirements.

Technical data

Titanium-based alloys offer excellent strength, a high strength-to-weight ratio, and outstanding corrosion resistance. These alloys are stronger than pure titanium and reliably address the requirements of a broad range of applications. Components fabricated using titanium-based alloys substantially exceed performance and service life expectations at a lower overall cost compared to those fabricated using traditional materials.

Applications

Titanium-based alloys are used for the aerospace, automotive, marine equipment, and medical industries. Ti6Al4V is the most widely-used titanium alloy. It offers good machinability, excellent mechanical properties, the best all-round performance for a variety of weight reduction applications, and excellent biocompatibility. Ti6Al4V has numerous applications in the aerospace, automotive, power generation, oil and gas production, sports, and other major industries. Its inherent properties have also led to a wide and diversified range of successful applications in surgery and medicine, where biocompatibility with soft tissues and bone is required.

Machining titanium-based alloys

Machining titanium-based alloys can be difficult using traditional machining techniques, as due to the alloy’s low thermal conductivity heat does not dissipate easily from the tool chip interface. Furthermore, because of the strong tendency of titanium to gall and smear, machining should never be stopped while the tool and work piece are in moving contact. Consequently, the tool heats up quickly, leading to lower tool life. To improve efficiencies, Hi-Tech Manufacturing uses the latest in cutting technologies such as abrasion- and heat-resistant cutting tools, special fixtures to increase the rigidity of the entire system, and sharp, properly shaped cutting tools.

We work with various grades of titanium

A sample of the titanium-based alloys we work with:

  • Titanium 6Al/4V Grade 5 (annealed)
  • Titanium 6Al/4V ELI Grade 23 (solution annealed)
  • C.P. Titanium Grade 2 Plate (annealed)

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