Titanium – the Titan amongst metals

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    Titanium – the Titan amongst metals

    This thread is dedicated to a very interesting metal, called Titanium.

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    A titanium crystal bar, high purity 99,995 %

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    [tr]
    [td]Nomenclature or Etymology[/td]
    [td]Titan[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Discovery[/td]
    [td]in Cornwall, Great Britain, by William Gregor, in 1791[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Symbol[/td]
    [td]Ti[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Density[/td]
    [td]4.506 g·cm[SUP]−3[/SUP][/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Melting Point[/td]
    [td]1941 K, 1668 °C, 3034 °F[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]

    The largest producer is VSMPO-AVISMA (ВСМПО-АВИСМА), headquartered in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Titanium India produces Titanium in India, and claims, "It's lighter than aluminum but stronger than steel . . . that's called Titanium."

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    Titanium Extraction Processes

    Armstrong Process


    Kroll Process


    Other processes exist.

    Investment Casting of Titanium
     
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    How well does a Titanium plate stop a bullet?

     
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