Titanium rods come in various shapes, sizes and grades. The most common grades are grade 2 and 5. Other available grades of titanium rods include grades 6-4, 6-4ELI, 6-2-4-2, 6-2-4-6, and CP grades 1, 3, and 4. They come in bars or billets, produced during titanium extraction. They are then formed into varying mill forms.
Common processes used to create titanium rods include hot forging, hot rolling, machining, welding, extrusion, polishing and spinning.
The rods are cylindrical objects with rounded edges. However, we stock square, hexagonal and flat rods, with custom rod shapes that are also readily available. Titanium rods come in eight and twelve-foot lengths. The diameter of the rods also varies between 0.01 inches up to 4 inches in diameter.
Nevertheless, thyssenkrupp Materials UK can supply the rods in custom lengths and sizes, depending on the requirements of the application.
Use of Titanium Rods
Titanium has many applications in various fields. Titanium rods, in particular, are known for their stability and ability to withstand pressure and impact. They are used in multiple industries for various applications, including:
Aerospace – Our range of titanium rods are aircraft quality and are often used to make engine components and the finishing on commercial aircraft. Titanium rods, used in aerospace applications, are usually in grades 2 and 5, both known to the industry as titanium workhorses. Some of their top qualities include the ability to withstand high temperatures and corrosion. Find out more about our offering to the aerospace industry: here
Medical industry – In the medical sector, titanium rods can be used to make surgical equipment. The rods are often used to treat fractured bones, among other orthopaedic uses. The rods are also used to replace or stabilise a bone. The use of titanium rods for these applications is because of their lightweight nature, strength and safety for humans. We supply medical-grade titanium rods and custom orders, depending on the requirements of the application at hand.
Joint replacement – Titanium rods have been used to replace hips and shoulders successfully. Joint replacement, using titanium rods, has helped patients live a normal life with reduced pain.
Leading Supplier in the UK
thyssenkrupp Materials UK is capable of meeting all your titanium rod needs. We are an experienced and reputable metals supplier, having worked with some of the leading companies in various industries, including aerospace. With years of experience and state-of-the-art warehouses, we understand what it takes to provide top-quality materials and titanium rods for multiple applications.
With our technical and equipment capacity, we can deliver small and large titanium rods, in custom options.
We have several strategically located warehouses in the UK that allow us to serve a vast region in a timely and efficient manner. We also run our own logistics departments to ensure all our materials shipments arrive on time and as per the client's order.