Interesting facts about Titanium in steel

TiMelting point 1660 °CTitanium

On account of its very strong affinity for oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur and carbon, Ti has a pronounced deoxidizing, pronounced denitriding, sulphur bonding and pronounced carbide forming action. Used widely in stainless steels as carbide former for stabilization against intercrystalline corrosion. Also possesses grain refining properties. Ti restricts the γ-phase very pronouncedly. In high concentration, it leads to precipitation processes and is added to permanent magnet alloys on account of achieving high coercive field intensity. Ti increases creep rupture strength through formation of special nitrides. Finally, Ti tends pronouncedly to segregation and banding.