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Titanium rods – the medical metal of choice
A metal that can resist corrosion and be joined with human bone – is it any wonder titanium is the metal of choice in the medical industry!?
The characteristics of titanium make it crucial to the medical field. Easily formed into bars, rods, tubes, plates or wire, it can be used to create intricate surgical instruments and implants.
Medical grade titanium
The most common titanium grade in the medical industry is Ti 6Al 4V, a titanium alloy which comprises 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium.
Titanium alloys, like Ti 6Al 4V, are non-magnetic, non-toxic and non-allergenic, making them perfectly safe for medical procedures.
They also offer high fatigue strength and fracture toughness which is ideal for dental implants where a titanium screw is inserted into the jaw, acting as the root of the tooth.
Benefits of medical titanium
Titanium’s high-strength to low-density ratio is one of the main advantages in the field of medicine. Titanium medical equipment offers the same amount of strength as its steel counterparts but is almost 50% lighter, making it easier for surgeons and other medical professionals to carry out delicate procedures.
Osseointegration is the unique phenomenon where natural bone and tissue bond to the dental or medical implant, anchoring it firmly – titanium allows for this integration.
Crucially titanium rods are not rejected by the human body – they are biocompatible. As well as this, they are non-ferromagnetic, so patients with titanium implants can still be safely examined with MRI and NMRI scans.
Medical titanium is also corrosion resistant. When used in the human body, it can fight off corrosion from bodily fluids.
Uses of medical titanium
A titanium rod can be used to provide replacement joints – be it shoulders, knees, hips, elbows – or to repair broken bones. When reconstructing parts of the body, titanium is the metal of choice for surgeons for its biocompatibility and innate ability to connect with human bone and tissue. It can also be used to protect the vertebrae after invasive back surgery.
Titanium gives surgical instruments longevity. Offering resistance to bacteria, titanium medical equipment can be used for various procedures, including those that emit radiation.
Our titanium rods can be used to create medical devices such as:
Eye surgery equipment
Surgical needle holders
As mentioned above, a titanium rod is used in dentistry for dental implants. Titanium orthodontic braces have increased in popularity too – as they provide more strength and security, and less weight than steel braces.
Appearance: Titanium Wedding Rings can be polished to a shine or textured for a matte or brushed finish.
Comfort: Titanium is a very comfortable choice because it is so lightweight. This feature makes titanium popular in both men and women, especially for individuals who are not accustomed to wearing a lot of bling.
Cost: Titanium is very affordable in the wedding ring market being that they are generally less expensive than gold rings. Titanium is also a good investment because it lasts and maintains its appearance for a lifetime.
Durability: Titanium bands will not bend, break or melt under normal conditions. Titanium can also be engraved with a laser engraver, which many professional jewelers use.
Care: Titanium wedding bands are very easy to care for. Your titanium jewelry can be cleaned at home with a simple solution of soap and water or simply by polishing it regularly with a soft cloth.
Style: You do not have to sacrifice style with a titanium band. Titanium ring is available in many intricate designs. Titanium can also be anodized to add color to the ring such as blue, purple, green, pink and red to name a few.
What is a titanium flange?
Titanium flange is a kind of component made of titanium or titanium alloy, which is connected to the pipe end. It can be made by casting, or by screw connection and welding. The flange connection consists of a pair of flanges, a gasket and a number of bolts and nuts. The gasket is placed between the two flange sealing surfaces. After the nuts are tightened, the specific pressure on the gasket surface reaches a certain value, and the deformation occurs, and the uneven parts on the sealing surface are filled, so that the connection is tight without leakage.
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Common brands: TA0, TA1, TA2 , TA3, ta9, TA10, TC4, etc. Flange can be divided into plate flat welding titanium flange, neck butt welding titanium flange, neck flat welding titanium flange, socket welding titanium flange, threaded titanium flange, titanium flange cover (titanium blind plate), etc. according to the pipeline connection requirements.
Representing Fine Tubes, a great metal products, Mr. Mercer highlighted the business’ long-standing expertise in the manufacture of high-precision, high-performance titanium alloy tubes for critical applications. Fine Tubes’ seamless titanium tube is used in aircraft hydraulic systems and chemical processing plants, and for offshore drilling rig components, marine and subsea equipment, and medical implants. Fine Tubes also is a member of the International Titanium Association (ITA), the organising body of the Titanium Europe Conference.
Looking at titanium in comparison to other metals, the following characteristics make it so attractive to multiple industries:
It’s only 60% as dense as steel-based and nickel-based alloys.
In alloyed form, its tensile strength is greater than that of austenitic or ferritic stainless steels.
It is exceptionally corrosion resistant, exceeding the resistance of stainless steels in most environments.
It is non-magnetic.
It has excellent heat transfer properties, with a melting point higher than steel alloys.
It is cold workable.
Titanium Wire Uses
Titanium wire perfectly inherits the advantages of titanium and titanium alloys and has a series of excellent characteristics, such as good corrosion resistance, high specific strength, non-magnetic, high biocompatibility, low impedance to ultrasound and good shape memory function and many more. Therefore, titanium and titanium alloy wires are widely used in many fields.
1. At present, more than 80% of titanium and titanium alloy wires are used as welding wires, such as welding of various titanium equipment, welding pipes, repair welding of turbine discs and blades of aircraft jet engines, and welding of receivers.
2. Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, titanium wire has been widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical, and paper industries. It can be made into a mesh for seawater filters, purified water filters, and chemical drug filters.
3. Titanium and titanium alloy wires are also used to manufacture fasteners, load-bearing members, springs, etc. due to their good overall performance.
4. In the medical and health industry, due to its excellent biocompatibility, titanium and titanium alloy wires are used to manufacture medical devices, such as dental crown fixation and skull fixation implanted in the human body.
5. Some titanium alloy wires with shape memory function, such as titanium-nickel alloy wires, are used to make satellite antennas, shoulder pads for clothes, women’s bras, and eyeglass frames.
6. In the electroplating and water treatment industries, titanium and titanium alloy wires are used to manufacture various electrodes.
Classification Of Titanium Wire
According to the different properties of titanium and titanium alloy, different types of titanium wire can be produced. Generally, titanium wire can be divided into the following types: pure titanium wire, titanium alloy wire, pure titanium eyeglass wire, titanium straight wire, titanium welding wire, titanium hanging wire, titanium coil wire, titanium bright wire, medical titanium wire, titanium nickel alloy wire. And different types of titanium wire have different uses.
Metal is the most common material used to create fastening solutions. However plastic fasteners offer a different set of characteristics. Notably, they’re used in space. The Hubble Telescope and International Space Station are held together using plastic fasteners.
On a more terrestrial level, plastic fasteners can offer advantages over their metallic counterparts for earth-based projects.
Plastic doesn’t rust
Typically, metal fasteners corrode and develop rust over time, especially when exposed to moisture or salty conditions. Corrosion, of course, leads to degradation. If it’s corrosion-resistant fasteners you need, you want plastic. If your product will face salt-water conditions, consider fasteners made from PVC, Isoplast or PET. These plastics also give you high strength to weight ratio, don’t absorb water, and withstand chemicals and corrosive substances such as diesel fuel and petrol.
Plastic resistant to UV rays
This is why NASA likes plastic: it’s much better than metal fastener at standing up to UV rays. That being said, some plastics do absorb UV rays and develop free radicals that corrode. If UV protection is important, opt for fasteners made from polyimides or FEP.
Plastic is nonconductive
Plastic doesn’t conduct heat or electricity. This makes fasteners made from plastic materials ideal for electrical or electronic applications.
Plastics can cost less
Plastic clips weigh less than metal brackets. For the automotive industry, this means improved performance and efficiency. But this is just one reason the automotive industry often favours plastic fasteners. The other: plastic screws and bolts can cost less than metal fasteners. Plastic is simply a lower-cost material. When you’re mass producing a product or part, this can amount to substantial savings.