What is titanium wire?

What is titanium wire?

Titanium wire is small in diameter and can come on a spool, cut to TIG rod length, or full bar length. These “Ti” wires are commonly used in chemical processing and anodizing, where parts are hung or tied down with wire. “Ti” Wire for TIG welding is cut to 36″ lengths and also available in common welding rod sizes.

What is titanium wire used for?

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.

Can titanium be made into wire?

As a naturally ductile metal, titanium is also low-fracture and can therefore be formed and stretched into wire of thin diameters.

How strong is titanium wire?

Titanium Wire Properties (Theoretical)

Molecular Weight 47.86 (Note: all properties listed are for bulk titanium metal)
Tensile Strength 140 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 21.9 W/(m·K) @ 298.2 K
Thermal Expansion 8.6 µm·m-1·K-1 (25 °C)
Vickers Hardness 830–3420 MPa

Do I need titanium wire to anodize?

Now it’s time to anodize! Reactive metal (not titanium) will take current away from the piece you’re trying to anodize. You’ll need a piece of scrap metal in the electrolyte solution to serve as a cathode. This piece of metal should ideally be larger than your work piece.

Is Titanium more expensive than gold?

Titanium is usually cheaper than white gold. However, because of its hardness, titanium is not as easy to work with. In such cases, the additional labor costs may make the price of a titanium ring comparable to that of a white gold one (or even higher).

Can you anodize titanium Green?

Green Titanium Anodizing: Green titanium anodizing is a special process and an additional charge applies. The color is a high voltage (110-120v). Green titanium can be very difficult and some larger parts will not achieve the color.

Can you color titanium?

Titanium anodize is an electrochemical process that varies the mass of the oxide layer that naturally occurs on the titanium base metal. Because the colors are a natural function of the titanium base, products anodized even years apart will match the original color standard.