The Benefits of Perforated Titanium Foil
While there are many perforated metal options that are cheaper than titanium, such as aluminum and steel, there are a variety of reasons why perforated titanium foil is the ideal choice for certain industrial applications.
For one thing, perforated titanium foil has the best strength to weight ratio of all other metals. The metal is 40 percent lighter than steel and 60 percent heavier than aluminum. The metal has a unique combination of high strength and low weight that gives it massive benefits in structural applications like aircraft and sporting equipment. Titanium is also corrosion-resistant, which is due to the metal’s ability to form a stable oxide layer that protects the metal from oxidation and rust. Titanium foil is used in many industries including chemical processing, power generation, valve and pump manufacturing, desalination, marine hardware, and even prosthetic devices. The strength and non-rusting capabilities of the metal make it ideal for these specific applications.
Commercially pure titanium is divided into three distinct parts. Alpha alloys, beta alloys, and alpha-beta alloys. Alpha alloys have aluminum and tin as an additive. This makes the foil weldable and the foil is used in cryogenic applications, chemical processing, and airplane part manufacturing. Beta alloys have excellent hardenability, high strength, and excellent gold formibility. The metals are not creep resistant, but they are weldable. The common use for beta alloy titanium foil is in heavy duty aircraft parts. Alpha-beta alloys combine properties of both alloys. The foils made with these allows are used in chemical processing, marine hardware, aircraft parts, and prosthetic equipment and devices. All three of these titanium foil products have their own unique uses and benefits in all of the above industries.