- Publisher: Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine
- Published: June 1, 2014
This article was my first ghostwriting experience. The highly technical information required an expert in the field. Shaun is one of the many experts I’ve worked with. His expertise is an asset I rely on often. For this article Shaun and I worked together to get the details and tips into a quick and easy-to-read format called Tech Tips. While the words are mostly mine, the technical know how is certainly his.
Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal and is quite resistant to corrosion. As such, it is often used to help increase the life span of high duty parts. Lightweight titanium alloys are used in many industries including medicine for prosthetics and aerospace for jet engines and spacecraft. While it is highly useful, titanium has a reputation of being difficult to weld. As with any welding application if you know where the difficulty is, you can prepare for it and overcome it. These tips will help you be successful when welding titanium.