Titanium machining is an important process for many manufacturing industries, and it requires precision and expertise. At Mahler Industries, we have the experience and capability to machine components from titanium with superior accuracy and speed. Our CNC machining services make use of the latest technologies and provide our clients with quality parts produced from Grade 2 or Grade 5 Titanium.
In this article, we will discuss the fundamentals of titanium machining, as well as some tips for success when working with this metal.
WHAT IS THE MACHINABILITY OF TITANIUM?
Titanium has excellent strength-to-weight ratio properties, making it a popular choice for applications that require high performance without added weight. However, titanium is a notoriously difficult material to machine because it tends to be very hard and brittle. It also tends to work-harden quickly if the cutting speeds are too high or if there is insufficient lubrication during machining operations.
When machining titanium, it’s important to use the correct tooling for the job and maintain appropriate cutting speeds and feeding rates to prevent tool breakage or premature wear of the tools.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE OFFER
Mahler Industries is a full-service CNC machining facility located in the Greater Vancouver Area (Coquitlam), British Columbia. Our services include titanium machining and the production of precision parts for a variety of industries. With over 25 years of experience in titanium machining, our team of expert engineers, designers, and machinists can create complex components with extraordinary efficiency and accuracy.
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS FOR TITANIUM MACHINING?
When working with titanium, it’s essential to use carbide tools that are specifically designed for machining titanium alloys. Additionally, applying an effective cooling system such as mist coolant can help reduce tool wear and improve the machining process. It’s also important to use low-viscosity cutting oil and keep the tools sharp to get optimum performance from your titanium machining operation.
WHAT GRADE OF TITANIUM IS USED IN MACHINE SHOPS?
Grade 2 or Grade 5 Titanium is commonly used in machine shops for machining operations such as turning, milling, drilling, and tapping. Grade 2 is the most common choice for these applications because it is more ductile than Grade 5 and provides better wear resistance over time. Grade 5 has superior strength characteristics compared to Grade 2 but is not always necessary for general machining operations.
WHY CHOOSE MAHLER INDUSTRIES?
At Mahler Industries, we specialize in CNC machining for a wide range of materials including titanium. Our experienced team is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and utilizes advanced techniques to deliver quality parts that meet our customers’ exact specifications. We understand that precision and accuracy are important when it comes to titanium machining, and we use the latest technology and processes to ensure superior results on every job.
CONTACT MAHLER INDUSTRIES FOR THE BEST TITANIUM MACHINING
Titanium machining is an essential process for many manufacturing operations, but success often depends on having the right tools, expertise, and experience. At Mahler Industries, we have industry leading NCR (non-conformance rates) that are below 0.5% in any given year. We also have the skill and capability required to produce high-performance Titanium components with superior accuracy and speed. Contact us today for more information about our CNC machining services or to get a quote on your next project!