Saturday, February 7, 2015

New alloy of iron and aluminium as good as titanium, at a tenth of the cost

Titanium alloy hip joint replacement. Shutterstock

Titanium alloy hip joint replacement.

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Titanium alloys are lightweight, strong, crack-resistant, and fatigue-resistant. This makes them useful in aerospace applications. Unfortunately Titanium is also expensive - around $3 a pound. Read the rest

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