Titanium tubes are classified into two categories, commercially pure and alloys with additives such as aluminum and vanadium. Within each category, there are grades given to the titanium. This blog will go into the different grades of titanium to give you a better idea of what kind of titanium you need for your titanium tubing.
Commercially Pure Titanium Grades
Grade 1 titanium is the first of four commercially pure titanium grades. It’s the softest and most ductile and has the greatest formability, excellent corrosion resistance and high impact toughness. As a result, this grade of titanium is the material of choice for any application where ease of formability is required and is commonly used in tubing. Grade 1 titanium can be found in the medical industry, architecture, marine industry, and automotive parts.
Grade 2 titanium is called the “workhorse” of the commercially pure titanium industry. It has many of the same qualities as Grade 1 titanium but is slightly stronger.
Grade 3 titanium is the least used of the commercially pure titanium grades, but not because it’s not valuable. While it is actually stronger than grades 1 and two, it possesses higher mechanicals than the others Grade 3 is used in applications requiring moderate strength and major corrosion resistance.
Grade 4 is by far the strongest of the four grades. It is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, good formability, and weldability and has become increasingly more popular in the medical industry.
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