Titanium vs. Steel and Aluminum

Did you know … About 50% of the cost of Titanium product is related to machining?

A metal’s strength to weight ratio will play a big part in whether or not it can be used for certain applications. For industries like civil, aerospace, and mechanical engineering, these ratios will make or break a specific metals opportunity to be utilized. Cost is the final factor in deciding what products and how much of them to use.

Titanium has been a coveted metal with properties that out-rival most others.  While its use has been thwarted by its cost, its superior functionality in military and aerospace applications has enhanced its uses and its desirability. These circumstances seem to be changing though, while the cost of titanium continues to drop making it more accessible and feasible to use for several industries.