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: Aluminum vs Titanium


Smackrazor
30th April 2002, 09:25 PM
Does anyone know the benefits of using titanium over aluminum? A friend of mine is offering to get me a few feet of titanium "ducting" for free (I'm gonna use it anyway but any benefits?)

Fan-TC
1st May 2002, 01:49 AM
Lighter i guess.....

And of course, brag factor.

Alex
1st May 2002, 12:48 PM
The titanium should be more ductile other than that not much. For a component to take the same load made out of Aluminium or Titanium both will be very similar in weight, though the Aluminium will be slightly stiffer as the wall sections will need to be thicker.

If you really want to save weight use a Magnesium alloy.

Edited to replace wrong word. DOH!!
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Janne Selinummi
1st May 2002, 02:23 PM
Titanium should be very hard to penetrate, ta least. This could be an advantage at some point, if you need special durability.
Of course, the difficulty is also there if you wish to drill a hole to anything made of titanium.

Smackrazor
1st May 2002, 02:42 PM
hmm... ok thanks guys.