CNC Machining Materials

Titanium

At a glance

Processes

CNC Mill
CNC Lathe

Lead Time

As fast as 7 days

Finishing options

Media Blasting, Tumbling, Passivation

Tolerance

With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm
No drawing: ISO 2768 medium

Price

$$$

Applications

Aerospace fasteners, engine components, aircraft components, marine applications

Grade

Titanium Grade 5

About the material

Titanium Grade 5 is the strongest titanium alloy with good corrosion resistance and the ability to be welded. Titanium may be selected over other materials such as steel due to its ability to withstand high  and subzero temperatures. Common use cases include aerospace fasteners, turbine blades, engine components, sports equipment and marine applications.

Material Properties

Yield Strength

120,000 PSI

Elongation at Break

10%

Hardness

Rockwell C30

Density

0.16 lbs / cu. in

Max Temp

3000°F

McMaster Part Number

9039k24

Material Finish

Titanium is very similar to most grades of stainless steel in terms of overall appearance. Titanium can be media blasted or tumbled to achieve a multitude of surface finishes. Additionally, a light, protective, coating may be applied using passivation.

Design Recommendations

Min Wall Thickness

0.5 mm

Min End Mill Size

0.8 mm (0.03 in)

Min Drill Size

0.5 mm (0.02 in)

Max Part Size

1200 x 500 x 152 mm [x,y,z] (mill)
152 x 394 mm [d,h] (lathe)

Undercuts

Square profile, full radius, dovetail profiles

Radii : Depth

Depth must not exceed 12x drill bit diameter. For end mills, depth must not exceed 10x tool diameter.

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