Properties and uses
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Titanium is a very useful metal due to its hard strength, low density ratio and ductile features.
Because of this, it is commonly used mixed with other metals and non-metals (alloy) such as aluminium. Titanium is widely used by aerospace and marine engineering departments, it's resistance to corrosion means they are great for making aeroplanes and naval ships.
Titanium is also used in the medical field. It is non allergenic and not magnetic, making it useful for medical devices. Examples of this is:
- In joint replacement surgery
- Dental implants
Producing titanium is a difficult process, which is why it is expensive.
There are multiple procedures it goes through:
- The Kroll process - a four step procedure
- ITP Armstrong process
- FFC Cambridge process
- ↑ Rsc.org. (2018). Titanium - Element information, properties and uses | Periodic Table. [online] Available at: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/22/titanium [Accessed 26 Oct. 2018].
- ↑ The Balance. (2018). Learn About the Properties, Characteristics and Uses of Titanium Metal. [online] Available at: https://www.thebalance.com/metal-profile-titanium-2340158 [Accessed 26 Oct. 2018].
- ↑ Lazonby, J. (2018). Titanium. [online] Essentialchemicalindustry.org. Available at: http://www.essentialchemicalindustry.org/metals/titanium.html [Accessed 26 Oct. 2018].