Unlike Stainless Steel and Aluminum alloys, most
of which will rust, scale or corrode under harsh conditions, like salt water
environments, Titanium is absolutely impervious to environmental
attack. Where other metals exhibit limited
lifespan, titanium endures. It withstands urban pollution, marine
environments, most acids and resists failure
in even more aggressive environments.
The specific gravity of titanium is 4.51 g/cm3 - about 60% that of steel,
half that of copper and 1.7 times that of aluminum.
In addition to having legendary mechanical strength (comparable to mild
steel), unalloyed titanium is durable and shock resistant. When alloyed, this space age material
becomes one of the strongest materials available, with the highest strength
to weight ratios of all metals exceeding 130,000 PSI Yield Strength. Its
modulus of elasticity (a measure of strain rate) is half that of stainless steel.
Titanium is Latin and refers to the Titans, the first sons of the earth in
Mythology. It was discovered in England by William Gregor in 1791 and named
by Klaproth four years later. It was nearly a hundred years later (1887)
when impure titanium was first prepared by Nilson and Pettersson. It is the
ninth most abundant element in the earth's crust and is also found in
meteorites and in the sun. It is found in the ash of coal, in plants and
even in the human body.
Titanium's Name in Other Languages
Titanium is a very tough material. The same properties which make it so
useful contribute to the difficulty in working it. Cutting, drilling
and grinding Titanium Alloys require special tools, and wear them out
quickly. It must be melted, formed and worked in inert gas atmospheres,
not in the open air. Most manufacturers simply do not have the highly
specialized equipment required. Even with the required equipment, it is
still very difficult to achieve good results in finish quality when
working with Titanium. Special experience is required. We make it look
easy, as we blend reasonable cost with the highest quality. These two
attributes are not normally found in the same sentence, especially when
talking about Titanium.
- Latin: Titanium
- Czech: Titan
- Croatian: Titanij
- French: Titane
- German: Titan - r
- Italian: Titanio
- Norwegian: Titan
- Portuguese: Titânio
- Spanish: Titanio
- Swedish: Titan
Titanium Crowbars -- 21 and 28 inch Available!
Our titanium tools are ultra-light weight, weighing less than 40% of
comparable Steel tools. They are non-magnetic. Typically, unalloyed Titanium
is 40% lighter than steel and up to 10x stronger than Aluminum. Among our
most popular tools are the crowbars. Despite their light weight, our forged
Titanium crowbars are actually stronger than standard Steel crowbars.
Additionally, these Titanium tools are absolutely impervious to the
elements. They will never rust, corrode or discolor in any way. Titanium
Crowbar comes in 21 and 28 inch lengths.
Titanium Spade 8 inch
Eight inch titanium spade. Our tools are ultra-light weight, weighing less
than 40% of comparable Steel tools. They are non-magnetic. Typically,
unalloyed Titanium is 40% lighter than steel and up to 10x stronger than
Aluminum. Titanium tools are absolutely impervious to the elements. They
will never rust, corrode or discolor in any way. 8" Spade shaped digger,
comes with handle. Overall about 22" long and 3.5" wide.
Titanium Key Tool
The Titanium Key Tool, despite its simple design, is a precision
instrument. It is constructed of commercially Pure Titanium, a blend of
Titanium and a very small
fraction of Aluminum (<2%). Aluminum, in varying quantities, is
added to Titanium alloys because it limits the growth of small
fractures, or cracks, which can weaken the articles manufactured of it.
The Key Tool was water jet cut, in a process where water, mixed with
abrasive powders, is forced into a cutting stream under extremely high
pressure to perform machining operations. Water jet machining offers
advantages over laser cutting, as it does not melt the material being
cut, thus leaving smooth edges which do nt require finishing. The
screwdriver blade of the tool was percision machined. The entire tool
has been glass beaded to provide a nice smooth finish.
Titanium Underwater Demolition Team Knife
The Titanium Underwater Demolition Team Knife is an extremely
lightweight, and very versatile tool. The blade measures three and one
half inches (3 1/2"), and the knife is an overall seven and one half
inches (7 1/2") in length. When you first pick it up, you will
immediately be taken aback by the ergonomic grip and lack of mass. It
literally feels like it should be made of plastic. But, its not! From
the gracefully upturned tip, to the razor sharp serrated edge, and the
useful cord cutter, this knife is all business. It even features a
bottle opener, integrated comfortably into the grip. The supplied
durable polyamide case is extremely thin. It has a hook and loop
closure, and an integral belt loop on the back. It also features an
exposed line of hook strip on the back to facillitate quick attachment
to your utility vest. This knife is perfect for any application
requiring extreme utility, combined with the corrosion resistance,
lightweight, and high strength afforded by the use of this space age
UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAM KNIFE