CNC Machining for Titanium

Titanium is a durable, strong metal with an exception strength-to-weight ratio

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Titanium material sample

Product Description

Titanium is a popular material for CNC machining due to its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. However, titanium presents unique challenges in machining due to its high strength, low thermal conductivity, and tendency to work harden during cutting.

Key Benefits

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Biocompatibility (non-toxic)
  • End-use finishing options 

Titanium Machining Applications

Titanium has range of applications due to its advanced material properties. Frequently, you’ll find titanium parts in the aerospace, medical, military and marine industries.

  • Compressor blades
  • Discs
  • Airframe and space capsule components
  • Surgical equipment
  • Pressure vessels

Finishing Options for Titanium

Anodizing is a common post-processing choice for titanium CNC parts. The anodizing process has a number of benefits: 

  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Minimal increase in weight
  • Smooth surface reduces friction
  • Enhanced appearance

Material Properties for Machined Titanium


Material  Ultimate Tensile Strength Elongation  Hardness  More Information
Titanium (6Al-4V) 138 ksi 14% 36 HRC Data Sheet

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