Titanium – the Titan amongst metals

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Titaniumthe Titan amongst metals

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


A titanium crystal bar, high purity 99,995 %

Nomenclature or EtymologyTitan
Discoveryin Cornwall, Great Britain, by William Gregor, in 1791
SymbolTi
Density4.506 g·cm[SUP]−3[/SUP]
Melting Point1941 K,"‚1668 °C,"‚3034 °F

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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