by Yegveny 14 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: Titanium) was posted by Yegveny, on 5/16/2005 3:31:08 PM:
|There are many materials as strong if not stronger than titanium. So why is titanium the material of choice? Titanium is not only one of the “hardest” metals known to man but unlike these other hard materials, titanium is extremely lightweight.|
Stiga uses The Kroll method that involves the action of chlorine and carbon upon ilmenite (TiFeO3) or rutile (TiO2). The resultant titanium tetrachloride, TiCl4, is separated from the iron trichloride, FeCl3, by fractional distillation. Finally TiCl4 is reduced to metallic titanium by reduction with magnesium, Mg. Air is excluded so as to prevent contamination of the product with oxygen or nitrogen.
I really dont know much about carbon blades...