Titanium alloys are metals which contain a mixture of titanium and other chemical elements. They have very high tensile strength and toughness. They are light in weight, resist corrosion very strongly and can withstand extreme temperatures.
However, the cost of both raw materials and processing is very high. Therefore, their use is limited to military applications, aircraft, spacecraft, medical devices, connecting rods on expensive sports cars and some high quality sports equipment and consumer electronics.
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- Boyer, R. R. (May 2010), "Attributes, Characteristics, and Applications of Titanium and Its Alloys", JOM 62 (5): 35–43, http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/1005/boyer-1005.html, retrieved 2013-11-18