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. One primary characteristic that every one of these components has in common is precision. Poor precision titanium products may cause […]
Category: Casting Process
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. In its pure form, titanium is so unstable that it reacts spontaneously with oxygen to form […]
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. The demand for titanium aerospace castings drove this transformation to improve aircraft design and fuel rapid development of titanium casting techniques. The […]
What is the Titanium Investment Casting Process?
In the grand scheme of the industrial revolution, the titanium investment casting process might be considered a relatively new manufacturing method. The process of investment casting itself, however, is hardly a recent development. In fact, the Lost Wax Method – as it is also known – has been in use and continually improved upon for more than […]