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The Applications of Titanium

The rich potential of titanium as a material is now fully recognized, and the scope of its application is expanding every day. Today, we continue to work in close cooperation with our customers and tackle the development of new practical applications of this amazing material.

Aerospace

Aircraft

Photo Credit: ANA
Photo Credit: ANA
Photo Credit: IHI Coporation
Photo Credit: IHI Coporation

Prized for combining light weight with high strength, titanium helps reinforce airframes and enable higher performance in jet engines.

Characteristics Light weight, strength, corrosion resistance
Applications Parts of jet engines (fans, compressors and so forth) , aircraft bodies, fuel tanks, landing gears, ducts, fasteners, springs and so forth.
Aircraft & Jet Engines
Aircraft use a large amount of titanium alloy because it is light and extremely strong at high temperatures. Titanium is used to strengthen the frame structure and contributes towards the technical advancement of jet engines.

General industries

Chemical Plants

Recognized for total cost merits provided by its durability over an extended period, the adoption of titanium for plant structural and equipment materials is on the rise.

Characteristics Light weight, strength, corrosion resistance
Applications LNG plants
Seawater desalination plants
Petroleum refineries
General industries
Tanker Trucks

Tanker trucks that carry sodium hypochlorite and sodium chromate use titanium because it is light, resistant to corrosion, and extremely strong.

Tanker Trucks
Heat Exchangers

Titanium is a safe and economical material that is perfect for heat exchangers, which are used in extreme high-temperature and high-pressure conditions.

Photo Credit: AlfaLaval
Photo Credit: AlfaLaval

Construction

Constructions and Monuments

Sphere Observation Room of Fuji Television Headguaters
Sphere Observation Room of Fuji Television Headguaters
Tokyo Big Sight Satoru Mishima - Photo Credit: ©Satoru Mishima
Tokyo Big Sight - Photo Credit: ©Satoru Mishima
Hotel Marques de Riscal (Spain) - Photo Credit: NIPPOM STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL
Hotel Marques de Riscal (Spain) - Photo Credit: NIPPOM STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL

Because of its light weight, high durability and texture properties, titanium is increasingly being used as roofing material for traditional Japanese structures such as temples and shrines, and as roof and exterior material for major facilities such as art and natural history museum and domed stadiums.

Roof of main hall of Senso-Ji Temple

Titanium are used for roofing material for its high quake resistance by high corrosion resistance and light weight and improvement of process technology to keep surface like tiles.

Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA
Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA

Kyushu National Museum roof material

Kyushu National Museum has a shiny blue roof made of colored titanium.

Kyushu National Museum roof material

Roof of main hall of Koetsu-Ji Temple

The Koetsu-Ji temple in Kyoto used titanium when renovating the roof of its main hall. In order to make it match the Japanese architecture, the surface of the titanium was treated to give it a texture similar to smoked tiles. Ancient buildings such as temples and shrines need to be protected in order to preserve them for future generations. Titanium has been highly evaluated as the best roofing material because it has high corrosion resistance, is very light, and does not dissolve and harm moss.

Four- and Two-wheeled Vehicles

Four- and Two-wheeled Vehicles

Photo Credit: Yamaha Motor CO., LTD
Photo Credit: Yamaha Motor CO., LTD
Photo Credit: NIPPOM STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL
Photo Credit: NIPPOM STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL

Many different parts of motorbikes use titanium, but it is especially used for mufflers. Mufflers are used in an extreme environment, so titanium is recognized as the best material because it is light, strong, and does not rust.

Products for Daily Use

Sports, Fashion & Leisure

From golf clubs to wristwatches, eyeglass frames, knives and even jewelries, titanium use is spreading to all kinds of products of our daily lives.

Characteristics Light weight, high strength, fashionable, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility
Applications Golf clubs, tennis rackets, skiing plates, bicycles and so forth

Club head made of titanium

Titanium alloys are used for the heads of golf clubs.
More golfers choose drivers with titanium heads which are larger and lighter and achieve long distance and straightness.

Photo Credit: Dunlop Sports Co., LTD.
Photo Credit: Dunlop Sports Co., LTD.

Daily Use

Photo Credit: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Photo Credit: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA
Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA
Daily Use
Daily Use

Titanium Watches & Eyeglasses

Titanium is used for eyeglass frames because it is very light, does not rust, is friendly to the human body (does not cause allergies), and has just the right amount of flexibility. Titanium is also used in wristwatches for these same reasons and because it gives them a luxurious appearance.

Titanium Jewelry

Titanium is light, does not cause metallic allergies, and has a unique and fashionable texture. Therefore, it is widely used in jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, tie pins, and cufflinks.

Knives

Titanium is harmless to the human body and hygienic. Therefore, it is perfectly suited for kitchen knives. Titanium knives keep their sharpness six times longer than that of stainless steel.

Medical & Welfare

Medical

Medical

With its excellent biocompatibility characteristics and low-occurrence of metal-related allergic reactions, titanium is widely used as a material for implants (artificial dental implants and artificial bone). Development of applications in other medical fields is expected.

Characteristics Non-toxicity, biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, strength,
Applications Artificial bones, heart pacer , surgical instrument and so forth
Welfare Titanium is used for wheelchairs for its light weight and high strength.
Medical

Dental instruments

Many dental instruments made of titanium alloys are utilized in dental care for its lower specific density than those of stainless steel.
In addition, they have characteristics in superior corrosion resistance and strength than stainless steel instruments.

Artificial Dental Implants

Titanium has high biocompatibility and does not harm the human body. Therefore, it is ideal for use in dental implants.

Welfare

Titanium is used for wheelchairs for its light weight and high strength.

Offshore engineering

Offshore engineering

Photo Credit: Haneda D-runwayf Construction JV
Photo Credit: Haneda D-runwayf Construction JV
Titanium Cover for Steel Pile - Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA
Titanium Cover for Steel Pile - Photo Credit: ©H.OSAWA
Characteristics Corrosion resistance, light weight
Applications Ocean bridges, corrosion resistance cover for piles and so forth

Pier of runway D of Haneda Airport

Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant

As an alternative energy source, OTEC is the focus of increasing attention. Taking advantage of the ocean’s natural thermal gradient, the closed-cycle type of heat engine system uses the circulation of a mixture of ammonia and water to drive the power generators. In order to realize this power generation technology, the extensive use of durable, seawater-resistant titanium for pipes and variety of equipment will be essential.