Titanium 6AL-4V Plate
Titanium 6AL-4V Sheet Availability:
- 6AL - 4V: AMS 4911
- 6AL - 4V: AMS 4904
- 6AL - 4V: MIL-T-9046
- 6AL - 4V: DMS1592
Titanium Ti-6AL-4V Supplier
Ti-6AL-4V is a kind of titanium alloy sometimes referred to as Ti64 or TC4. Its UNS designation is R56400. Ti-6AL-4V is considered an alpha-beta titanium alloy with high resistance to corrosion and a high strength-to-weight ratio. It is widely available as it is one of the most commonly used forms of this alloy where corrosion resistance is a necessity and where low densities lend to superb engineered results in final products. That combination is exactly why Ti-6AL-4V is a favored material in the aerospace industry. It also performs well for biomechanical applications such as in the development of prostheses and implants.
The history of titanium alloys generally starts in the 1950s. In particular, the Watertown Arsenal during this time began to research the use of titanium alloys in armors. The Watertown Arsenal would then later become part of the Army Research Laboratory. The 6AL-4V alloy that was generated was later classified as Grade 5. By the end of 1947, there had only been about two tons of titanium produced annually. With some government incentives and drive for more aerospace development, that number reached more than two million pounds annually in 1953. It was perfect timing, at the dawn of the space age, and soon mass-production became the norm for not just this particular line of titanium alloy or even metal for that matter. Eventually, different specifications were generated for the industries that use this alloy product. Those specifications are codified often under AMS 4904, AMS 4911, AMS 4928, AMS 4965, MIL-T-9046, MIL-T 9047, BMS 7-269, DMS1570, and DMS 1583.