Titanium 3D Printing

Titanium is a lightweight metal with high strength and excellent corrosion resistance

titanium 3d printed part

Titanium (Ti6Al4V) is a workhorse alloy. Versus Ti grade 23 annealed, the mechanical properties of Ti6Al4V are comparable to wrought titanium for tensile strength, elongation, and hardness. Final parts built in Ti6Al4V receive vacuum stress relief application.

Primary Benefits​

  • High stiffness and strength relative to weight
  • High temperature and corrosion resistance

 


Titanium (Ti6Al4V) Material Properties

 

Resolution Condition Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Stress Elongation  Hardness
Titanium
(Ti6Al4V)
20 μm Stress Relieved 153 ksi 138 ksi 15% 35 HRC
30 μm Stress Relieved 144 ksi 124 ksi 18% 33 HRC

 

Resolution Condition Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Stress Elongation  Hardness
Titanium
(Ti6Al4V)
20 μm Stress Relieved 1055 Mpa 951 Mpa 15% 35 HRC
30 μm Stress Relieved 993 Mpa 855 Mpa 18% 33 HRC

Applications for 3D-Printed Titanium

Due to its light weight, high strength, and excellent high temperature and corrosion resistance, titanium is often used for aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. Common uses include:

  • Compressor blades and discs
  • Rings for jet engines
  • Airframe and space capsule components
  • Surgical instruments
  • Medical implants


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