Titanium

Fact Sheet

Spring Material: Titanium

Extremely Strong & Lightweight

Titanium offers very high strength at low weight. It provides maximum force in a small space. It is both hot and cold “workable.” Titanium has a low torsion modulus and is heat treatable after forming. Its ability to be hot formed, enables the fabrication of larger springs.

Grades / Attributes

Grade 5 and Beta C, which is used extensively in the aerospace industry.

Spring Applications

Primarily aerospace including springs for airplane controls and landing gear. Also used for military and automotive applications. Other uses include implantable medical devices and compensator springs for oil and gas applications.

Material Benefits

Alternative material for stainless steel or Inconel®. Stainless steel is heavier, but much less expensive. Weight/cost attributes needs to be considered.

Considerations

Temperature attributes not as good as Inconel®, but superior to stainless steel.