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Titanium Welding Technology for Series Production

  • Karsten Ströber
  • Christoph Abele
Cover Story Metals

Titanium is now gaining importance due to requirements for lighter-weight, lower-emission vehicles. Eberspächer has developed a welding process for titanium materials with which high-quality seams can be reliably produced. The company relies on special glove boxes, which are suitable for use in series production.

Titanium as a Material

Titanium is an interesting structural material, primarily because of its low mass density of 4.5 g/cm3 and very high specific durability. Titanium alloys achieve tensile strengths of above 1000 MPa [1]. The material is also highly resistant to chemicals. Due to its ability to form an alloy, the most desirable properties can also be purposefully optimized. This explains the many titanium alloys available on the market. For a number of years now, titanium materials have been used in the aerospace sector, medical technology, pipework and apparatus construction, as well as in the chemical industry and other industrial branches.

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  1. [1]
    DIN 17860:2010-01, Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet and Plate — Technical Conditions of DeliveryGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    DVS German Association for Welding Engineering, Leaflet DVS 2713: Welding of Titanium Materials, April 2016Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karsten Ströber
    • 1
  • Christoph Abele
    • 1
  1. 1.Eberspächer Prototechnik GmbHSchwäbisch GmündGermany

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