PROCESS FOR ANODIZING TITANIUM
WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY BENET WEAPONS LAB
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The requirements of an advancing technology in weaponry, aircraft, and aerospace have necessitated a consideration of light metals as a substitute for steel. In the search to reduce weight, and consequently increase mobility, titanium offers valuable assistance. The use of titanium as an engineering and structural material has been accepted for a comparatively short time. This acceptance was predicated on two important factors, strengthweight ratio and corrosion resistance. The tendency of titanium to gall and seize, when used as a bearing or mating surface, has restricted a full utilization of the metal. Work conducted at Watervliet Arsenal to develop a process that reduces or eliminates this condition was evaluated. Processing details, a summary of test data covering wear resistance, and the effects of the process on the mechanical properties of titanium are discussed.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Metallurgy and Metallography