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The Amazing Versatility And Range Of Titanium In Products Today

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Titanium is an amazing metal. Jewelry makers have long considered it a noble metal, and as such, it is often used to craft men's wedding rings. Titanium is most famously used in the construction of airplanes and spacecraft. Doctors have even used it for bone replacements, while construction workers use it to build bridges.

This element was discovered by a German chemist in 1795, and it has been listed on the periodic table of elements ever since. In the years since its discovery, countless uses have been discovered for titanium.

Titanium in Jewelry

Jewelers have embraced the amazing quality of titanium to for it's incredible tensile strength and resistance to environmental wear. It's completely hypoallergenic qualities make it perfect for daily wear associated with wedding bands. Many men are attracted to the sleekness and feather lightness of men's titanium wedding bands.

Body jewelry, such as earrings, is made predominantly from titanium because of its ability to not interact with human body chemistry. This can shorten the healing time following a piercing, because a person's immune system is not trying to attack the invading titanium earrings or barbells.

Divers and other people who work and play in and around the ocean often prefer to purchase titanium wedding bands and jewelry, due to titanium's corrosion-resistance capabilities in saltwater environments.

Titanium in Aircraft Manufacturing

The aircraft industry is the largest consumer of titanium in the world. The strength and lightness of titanium make it ideal for manufacturing aircraft.

Aluminum was originally used in the production of aircraft because it was also lightweight. As engineers began experimenting with faster travel, they discovered that aluminum could not handle the increased heat and pressure associated with high-speed travel.

Now, there are very strict standards for what materials are used to manufacture of aircraft, especially passenger planes. Aircraft construction materials must be strong, corrosion and crack resistant, and they must be light; titanium is one of the best-suited materials for this purpose. For high speeds and altitude, the ability of a metal to withstand drastic temperature changes is also critical.

The Lockheed Corporation was the first aircraft manufacturer to experiment with titanium in the building of their aircraft. The first airplane to incorporate titanium in its design was the A-12, which was the predecessor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. Since then, titanium has become the industry standard for aircraft manufacturing. Its basic chemistry is ideal for the rigid conditions aircraft have to endure.

Marine Titanium

Like the aircraft manufacturing industry, many of titanium's features have made it ideal for use in marine crafts as well. Its resistance to corrosion in saltwater makes it ideal for use in many underwater devices.

Scuba diving gear is critical to the survival of a diver. Faulty equipment can be dangerous, especially if it fails at the wrong time or wrong depth. External mechanical components that are made out of titanium are resistant to the corrosive powers of the ocean.

Desalinization factories extract salt from ocean water. This provides both usable salt and fresh drinking water. Much of the equipment in these factories is made with titanium to avoid rusting and the cost of replacing expensive machinery.

Many fish hobbyists know that a considerable number of marine aquarium equipment pieces are made from titanium. For example, the heating elements available for many fish tanks are made from titanium.

Titanium is also commonly found in fishing equipment. High quality rods and reels are made from titanium. Many lures and accessories are also made from titanium to avoid damage, from the contact with fish and water.

Titanium in Industry

In many factories around the world, titanium is a key ingredient in much of the machinery. The industrial world has become accustomed to the ease and dependability of titanium and has incorporated it into many of the aspects of their work.

Many different automotive manufacturers use titanium not only in their factory equipment, but also in their vehicles. The extreme heat of engines creates many of the same problems that face aircraft manufacturers, and both industries have found similar solutions.

Consumer Products

Many products in everyday life feature some level of titanium. Quite a few of them may be surprising to many people. Frames for eyeglasses can be made from titanium to provide a comfortable yet durable wear.

A large range of sporting equipment is made with titanium. Tennis racquets, golf clubs, and bicycle components are made from titanium or have titanium parts. Many helmets are titanium reinforced for better durability.

Camping equipment is commonly made with titanium, making them easy to carry for backpackers and frequent travelers. This can include cooking utensils, dishes, and tent supports.

In Conclusion

There are whole lists of products that titanium has been used to improve. Whether it men's wedding bands or high-speed fighter jets, titanium can be an essential element in manufacturing the perfect entity.

The uses of titanium are constantly increasing. The development of new technology is always leading to additional uses for materials already in use in other fields. Some companies are now exploring using titanium in laser production. If we look at products developed using titanium ten years from today, there are certainly going to be a wide range of new uses that we cannot even imagine today.


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Written by: Vincent Youngblood. Yates and Co Jewelers located in Modesto, California has been serving clients since 1988. Their titanium jewelry website has been online since 2002. Top-selling products include Men's Titanium Wedding Bands and a wide range of additional titanium wedding bands.

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