Ti-3Al-2.5V (Grade 9) Titanium Alloy
Titanium Grade 9 is sometimes referred to as 'half 6-4'. This alloy of titanium with 3% aluminium and 2.5% vanadium offers 20 to 50% greater mechanical strength than the commercially pure (CP) titanium grades, but is more formable and weldable than Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5).
Titanium Grade 18 (UNS R56322) is identical to Grade 9 in all respects with the exception of the additional 0.04 – 0.08% palladium to increase corrosion resistance. Titanium Grades 9 and 18 have a density of 4.48 g/cc - less than 60% that of steel.
This material offers good corrosion resistance in oxidising, neutral and mildly reducing media, including chlorides. Titanium Grade 18 with the addition of palladium offers greater resistance to corrosion. The alloy resists oxidation up to 600°F (316°C).
Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory
which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.
- Tubing in aircraft and hydraulic systems
- Corrosion resistant pipes and vessels
- Recreational products - golf clubs shafts, tennis racquets, bicycle frames
- Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment
- Foil in honey-comb
We offer Ti-3Al-2.5V Grade 9 titanium alloy in bar, wire, strip, sheet, plate, foil , forgings and seamless and welded pipes/tubes (for titanium Grades 9 and 18). We offer processing services throughout the Smiths Group too, and with more than 30 band saws available, we can process your material to your specific needs.
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