Defective Titanium Presents Problem for Devicemakers
The undetectable defect is known as alloy segregation, which means the metals weren’t melded homogenously, G&S Titanium, an importer-distributor, said. If the alloy isn’t melded properly, the metals remain unmixed, which can weaken the material.
The problem first came to light a few months ago when one of G&S’ customers, a devicemaker, couldn’t get the titanium to process through a machine used to manufacture devices, G&S CEO Roger Geiser said.
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