Is Titanium Bulletproof?

You may have heard the amazing accolades of titanium. It is lighter and significantly stronger than steel. It is durable, yet easily moldable. It can withstand high temperatures as well as chemical and salt corrosion and rust. These characteristics make titanium a popular choice in manufacturing.

With its superior characteristics, is it bulletproof?

The answer can be both yes and no.

Shooting enthusiasts, mechanics and curiosity-driven “scientists” have taken the opportunity to test and address this same question.

The results were largely in favor of titanium.

Most of the guns used for hunting as well as handguns for self-defense and personal use could not penetrate the sheet of titanium.

However, repeated shooting of the titanium with higher-powered firearms eventually worn down and weakened the titanium so that it was eventually penetrable.

Titanium, however doesn’t stand a chance against bullets fired from high-powered military grade firearms such as those used to penetrate tanks. Titanium can take single hits from high-caliber bullets, but it shatters and becomes penetrable with multiple hits from military-grade, armor piercing bullets.

In the end, titanium is bulletproof for the most part against bullets fired from guns that one would likely find on the shooting range, on the street or on the hunt in the mountains. Most guns legally bought and owned by individuals will likely not penetrate titanium.

Because of this bulletproof and bullet resistance properties, along with its light weight and heat resistance, titanium is a popular material used by the military, aerospace, automobile and marine sectors.

It is important to note that not all grades of titanium are equal. Pure titanium isn’t bulletproof, but certain titanium alloys are. Each grade of titanium has its own benefits and main uses, making it important to do some research or ask an expert.

Different jobs and project outcomes will require different grades of titanium.

At Titanium Processing Center, we have a wide range of titanium grades. We manufacture a diverse array of titanium products including screws, bolts, piping, joints, fittings and sheets.

We also have the equipment available to custom make titanium parts for your unique project needs.

Whether you’re looking for bulletproof titanium car panels, safe lock boxes or hard to penetrate piping or tubing for your business, contact us or submit an InstaQuote today and our team of titanium experts will be happy to help you find the right grade of titanium for your specific project.