Ti6Al4V, also known as titanium alloy or Grade 5 titanium, is a popular material used in DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) 3D printing. It is composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium. This alloy offers a combination of high strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility.
Ti6Al4V is known for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for applications where lightweight and strong components are required. It has excellent mechanical properties, including high tensile strength, good fatigue resistance, and high hardness. This makes it suitable for demanding industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and energy.
Ti6Al4V is widely used in the aerospace industry for producing lightweight, high-strength components such as turbine blades, engine parts, structural components, and aircraft components.
The biocompatibility and excellent osseointegration properties of Ti6Al4V make it a preferred material for producing orthopedic implants, dental implants, prosthetics, and surgical instruments.
Ti6Al4V is utilized in the automotive sector for manufacturing components such as exhaust systems, engine parts, suspension components, and lightweight structural parts.
The high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance of Ti6Al4V make it suitable for applications in the energy industry, including turbine components, power generation equipment, and oil and gas industry components.
Ti6Al4V is used in the production of sports equipment, including bicycle frames, golf club heads, tennis racket frames, and other lightweight and high-performance sports components.
Ti6Al4V is employed in various industrial applications, including chemical processing equipment, marine components, and high-performance valves and fittings.
|Chemical Composition||90% Titanium (Ti), 6% Aluminum (Al), 4% Vanadium (V)|
|Melting Point||1668°C (3034°F)|
|Young's Modulus||113 GPa|
|Tensile Strength||900-1100 MPa|
|Yield Strength||800-1000 MPa|
|Thermal Conductivity||7.7 W/m·K|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||8.6 µm/m·K|
|Electrical Conductivity||3.1% IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard)|