Titanium Alloy 3-2.5 (Grade 9) is a medium strength alloy with good weldability and fabricability for mildly reducing to mildly oxidizing media. For years, people in our industry said it was “impossible” to deep draw Grade 9 titanium alloy. Through many years of research and testing, Hudson Technologies has proven that it CAN be done. So what does that mean for you?
The Perfect Compromise
Grade 9 titanium alloy is the perfect compromise between the facility of welding and manufacturing of the “pure” grades and the high strength of Grade 5 or 23. It has excellent corrosion resistance and can be used extensively in the aerospace, chemical processing, medical, marine and automotive industries.
For years, Medical OEM’s have been asking for deep drawn Grade 9 titanium, especially for neuro devices. Grade 9 titanium offers better telemetry than commercially pure titanium, better electrical properties (allowing devices to be charged remotely), and better MRI performance.
Deep draw manufacturing forms metal into a seamless round, square or rectangular shape called an enclosure, or case. Deep drawn cases are used to enclose technology, especially in demanding environments or whenever tight tolerances and reliability are important.
Many factors, including material type and thickness, corner and bottom radii, and shape, determine the number of reductions required to make an enclosure.
To find out more about deep drawing Grade 9 Titanium capabilities and what that can mean for your company, contact Hudson Technologies today.