Today’s space age sees innumerable titanium components being manufactured for a multitude of industries around the world. From subsea to chemical to outer space itself, titanium investment castings are driving new technologies on all fronts.
Vacuum Melting in a Titanium Foundry
The emergence of the titanium foundry in the 20th century was a vast transformation from the small casting operations that took place over 5,000 years ago in the forerunners of the modern foundry.
Why is it so challenging to cast titanium?
Did you know that cast titanium is so unstable that it is immune to both seawater and chemical corrosion? The properties of titanium that prevent chemical corrosion, however, are the very properties that work to confound common casting techniques. Read more
Production Considerations for Aerospace Titanium
Aerospace titanium fills a vital role in aircraft production around the world, and that role continues to grow every year. In fact, nearly 40% of the F-22 Raptor aircraft structure is composed of titanium! Read more
In the grand scheme of the industrial revolution, the titanium investment casting process might be considered a relatively new manufacturing method. Read more