New Process Could Cause Titanium Price to Tumble

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 10:28 in Physics & Chemistry

Whether for stopping cars or bullets, titanium is the material of choice, but it has always been too expensive for all but the most specialized applications. That could change, however, with a non-melt consolidation process being developed by ORNL and industry partners. The new processing technique could reduce the amount of energy required and the cost to make titanium parts from powders by up to 50 percent.

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