Cost Efficient Process Generates a Stronger Titanium Alloy

 

Executive Summary

 

A new cost-effective thermomechanical process yields a strong, inexpensive Ti alloy for high-temperature structural applications. The material created from this treatment efficiently replaces other alloys in fields where ductility, density, strength, and corrosion resistance are valued.

 

Description of Technology

 

Conventional Ti alloys are expensive and complex to develop but remain coveted by the aerospace and nuclear power industries for their elevated heat properties and low density. MSU researchers have discovered a method for creating a durable, low-cost titanium alloy (Ti-11Cr-3Fe-1A1). This material is a cost-effective alternative for nickel and cobalt alloys.

 

Key Benefits

  • Stronger at higher temperatures
  • Inexpensive process
  • Lighter weight improves energy efficiency
  • Better corrosion resistance

 

Applications

  • Fan blades in jet engines
  • Nuclear reactor core plumbing and structural material
  • Aerospace components (exterior paneling planes and spacecraft)
  • Biomedical/bioengineering prosthetics

 

Patent Status:

 

Patent pending

 

Licensing Rights Available

 

Full licensing rights available

 

Inventors: Dr. Carl Boehlert, Vahid Khademi

 

Tech ID: 2015-0132

 

Patent Information:

For Information, Contact:

Bradley Shaw
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
shawbr@msu.edu
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