Today, the largest single application of titanium is its use in gas turbine aircraft engines.
Titanium's strength to weight ratio, excellent high temperature characteristics and corrosion resistance naturally lend this metal to aircraft engine applications. Titanium is most commonly the material of choice for engine parts that operate up to 1100 degrees F (593 degrees C).
Titanium-based alloys make up 20-30% of the dry weight of an engine primarily in the compressor. Specific titanium components designed in an engine include blades, disc, hubs, inlet guide vanes and cases.
Distribution does not offer material for rotating engine parts such as discs and blades.
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