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Progress toward low-cost titanium.

Authors
Turner-PC; Hansen-JS
Source
Adv Mater Process 1993 Jan; 143(1):42-43
NIOSHTIC No.
10003385
Abstract
The word "titanium" tends to evoke exotic visions such as that of the SR-71 Blackbird streaking across the sky at unheard of heights, exceeding the speed of a high-powered rifle bullet, protected by its heat-resistant titanium skin. Or perhaps one pictures a deadly Alfa-class Soviet submarine blasting through the water at 45 knots and at depths of more than 300 m (1000 ft.), well below the crush-depth of its American counterpart, guarded from unimaginable pressures by a tough hull of titanium alloy. The senior author's first experience with titanium was more than 20 years ago while working his way through college at a foreign-car repair shop. He held in his hand a wheel lug from the legendary Porsche 911, and it felt too light to be steel. Aluminum? he asked. With a knowing gleam in his eye, the venerable head mechanic whispered, "Titanium". It was a word that was almost unknown at that time, and it seemed the very definition of what we now call "high tech".
Keywords
Metals
CODEN
AMAPEX
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 23-93
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0882-7958
NIOSH Division
ALRC
Source Name
Advanced Materials & Processes
State
OR
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