The Strong Demand of Titanium For Aviation Industry Still Increasing
Titanium is called "strategic metal" because of its excellent properties. Baoji City is the largest titanium alloy specialized base in China. Here has more than 60 years’ history of renowned titanium enterprise, is the largest titanium alloy professional base. It has the complete industry capacity from sponge titanium to titanium ingot and titanium milled material, and has the world's leading level of equipment, strong technical strength, presided over or participated in the formulation of a number of national standards. Titanium products cover titanium and titanium alloy plate, strip, foil, tube, rod, wire, forgings, castings and other processing materials, which are applied in high-end fields such as aviation, aerospace and deep diving.
Titanium forgings are widely used in aerospace field. By weight, about 85% of the components of an aircraft are forgings. The turbine disc of aircraft engine, hollow shaft, blade, wheel support, inner and outer cylinder of landing gear and so on are all important forgings related to aircraft safety. Aircraft forgings are made of high-strength, wear-resisting, corrosion-resistant titanium alloy materials.
Titanium pipe and plate are also the widely used titanium material in aerospace industry. Ti6Al4V titanium plate in aerospace standards used for fabricating airplane fuselage and wings. Due to it’s good heat resistance, corrosion resistance, elasticity resistance and formability, titanium is the main structural material of aircraft. Ti3Al2.5V titanium pipe used for aircraft hydraulic and fuel systems, and so on.
The application of titanium materials in aerospace is growing rapidly, and the market space is still vast. According to “China Titanium Industry Development Report 2020”, in 2020, the application of titanium materials in aerospace field continues to increase, and aerospace filed has become an important application field of titanium materials, which second only to chemical industry. However, compared with the total demand of titanium for aviation worldwide, which accounts for about 50% of the total demand for titanium materials, our aerospace titanium market still has a large potential.