Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Plate
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Plate Availability
- AMS 4918
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Sheet
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Sheets come in a multitude of grades and thicknesses depending on the application and specifications. Due to the nature of Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN and its inherent strength, it is more ideal to cut a sheet the same way a plate would be cut for application in many projects. Sheets, however, may be useful for bending and shaping in a way to create a skin on an aircraft or submarine, for example, as this form of the alloy - the form of a titanium sheet - is more likely to be the most flexible and ductile out of the other products out on the market today.
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Sheet Availability
- AMS 4918
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Bar
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Bar Availability
- AMS 4978
- AMS 4979
- DMS 1887
Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Distributor and Supplier
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 and was continually refined to produce other grades, including this Ti-6AL-6V-2SN. 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 4918, AMS 4971, AMS 4978, AMS 4979, AMS 6935, AMS 6936, MIL-T-9046, MIL-T9047, and DMS 1887.
Chemistry of Titanium 6AL-6V-2SNThe chemistry of this alloy consists of Vanadium (V), Aluminum (Al), Tin (Sn), and Titanium (Ti). There are specifications for percentage by weight of these elements, such as Aluminum (6%), Tin (2%), a balance of Titanium, and Vanadium (6%). Hot forming this alloy, given its composition, is, therefore, more ideal than cold forming as it tends to work harden. Generally speaking, it is workable much like various stainless steel grades are. Its density is 0.164 lb/in3. Its Rockwell C hardness rates at 38 with a Poisson's ratio of 0.32. This alloy's shear modulus is recorded at 45 GPa or 6530 ksi. Its modulus of elasticity comes in at 110.3 GPa or 16000 ksi. The ultimate tensile strength is 1050 MPa (or 152000 psi) and its yield tensile strength is 980 MPa (or 142000 psi). The melting point is nearly 3000 degrees F.
Our Titanium 6AL-6V-2SN Products
At AMC, we offer a variety of Ti 6-6-2 products such as plates, sheets, and bars. Many of these products are available under a variety of specifications. We list our products under military specifications, such as MIL-T-9046 and MIL-T9047, but we also cross-reference AMS standards, such as AMS 4918, AMS 4971, AMS 4978, AMS 4979, AMS 6935, and AMS 6936. We also have the Boeing-Douglas rated specification of DMS 1887.