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JOM

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 28–31 | Cite as

Cost-affordable titanium: The component fabrication perspective

  • F. H. Sam Froes
  • Mehmet N. Gungor
  • M. Ashraf Imam
Overview Titanium’s Expanding Market

Abstract

Titanium is the material of choice for a wide variety of applications. However, because of its relatively high price—a result of extraction and processing costs—it is used only when it is the only choice. This paper will overview the potential areas that are amenable to cost reduction for titanium products, emphasizing all steps in component fabrication from extraction and processing to the fabrication of final parts.

Keywords

Titanium Powder Investment Casting Defense Advance Research Project Agency Defense Advance Research Project Agency Ingot Metallurgy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Sam Froes
    • 1
  • Mehmet N. Gungor
    • 2
  • M. Ashraf Imam
    • 3
  1. 1.University of IdahoMoscowUSA
  2. 2.Concurrent Technologies Corporation in JohnstownJohnstownUSA
  3. 3.Naval Research Laboratory in WashingtonWashington,D.C.USA

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