DMLS - Titanium


Versatility, Strength, Corrosion Resistance, Biocompatibility

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.


  • Aerospace and Aviation:

    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.

  • Medical and Dental Implants:

    The biocompatibility and excellent osseointegration properties of Ti6Al4V make it a preferred material for producing orthopedic implants, dental implants, prosthetics, and surgical instruments.

  • Automotive:

    Ti6Al4V is utilized in the automotive sector for manufacturing components such as exhaust systems, engine parts, suspension components, and lightweight structural parts.

  • Energy Industry:

    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.

  • Sports and Recreation:

    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.

  • Industrial Applications:

    Ti6Al4V is employed in various industrial applications, including chemical processing equipment, marine components, and high-performance valves and fittings.

Technical Information

Property Value
Chemical Composition 90% Titanium (Ti), 6% Aluminum (Al), 4% Vanadium (V)
Density 4.43 g/cm³
Melting Point 1668°C (3034°F)
Young's Modulus 113 GPa
Tensile Strength 900-1100 MPa
Yield Strength 800-1000 MPa
Elongation 10-15%
Hardness 35-40 HRC
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)

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