Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a transition metal and categorised in the periodic table in the 4th subgroup (group 4) or titanium group. It is a lustrous metal with a white colour that is lightweight, high strength, and ductile as well as resistant to corrosion and temperature. These properties make it ideally suited for applications where corrosion resistance, strength and low weight are of superior importance. Since the process of producing it is highly complex, pure titanium is 35 and 200 times more expensive than more common steel alloy and raw steel, respectively (as of 2013). (Source: Wikipedia)
Titanium and titanium alloys are commonly used for constructing engines, turbines and jet engines used in power engineering and the aerospace industry.
When grinding titanium, the user needs to process the material at a low cutting speed on account of the specific material properties of titanium. To achieve perfect stock removal results, we recommend a cutting speed of 12 - 15 m/s and the use of a hard contact wheel.
Klingspor's assortment offers the user a selection of various abrasives with ceramic grain that are an excellent choice for processing titanium.
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