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



  • 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: TEC2015-0132


Patent Information:

For Information, Contact:

Jon Debling
Technology Manager
Michigan State University