Wednesday, September 19, 2012
New Titanium Fabrication Protocol
Without question, titanium needs new completely innovative fabrication technologies. All of its superb characteristics work wonderfully against successful machining and losses during machining which mostly consists of mucking out a piece anyway is typically common. Thus a system like this will have a ready market.
At least the metal is readily available and I am sure the day will come when we become much more adept at working with it.
I would like to see sheets of different elements produced that are one atom thick as a fabrication feed stock. We can now do it with carbon and a few others and I suspect that this will turn out to be a gold mine for producing complex alloys and oddly structured materials. For example let us imagine a laminated sheet of alternating layers of graphene and single atomic titanium or even several atom thick titanium. Is someone working on this problem?
In the meantime, we now can use an titanium extrusion to cast up forms and structures.
Revolutionised production of titanium components may revamp industry