In many applications, titanium has numerous advantages over other metals. The most noteworthy advantage is its high strength-to-weight ratio. For example, titanium is as strong as steel, but is nearly 40% lighter. When compared to aluminum 6061-T6, titanium is 60% heavier, but more than twice as strong.

This metal has excellent corrosion resistance (including to salt water) and resists tarnishing at room temperature. Titanium is also ductile and has a high melting point, making it perfect for extreme heat applications.

Properties of Titanium

  • Exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Ductile
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Low electrical conductivity


  • Aircraft/spacecraft frames and engines
  • Missiles and other weaponry
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Compressor blades
  • Various sporting and hiking equipment
  • Medical prostheses and orthopedic implants