Polishing of titanium
This page introduces the titanium polishing process performed at TDC.
Please also refer to the “Polishing service” page for the polishing process performed at TDC.
- TDC’s titanium polishing process
- Example of TDC’s titanium polishing process
- What is Titanium?
- An example of a titanium product that requires polishing
- Titanium polishing requires high technology
- Feel free to contact TDC once for titanium polishing processing
TDC’s titanium polishing process
TDC excels at polishing all kinds of metals, including titanium, through our unique technology development and the polishing technology we have cultivated over the years.
We can handle a wide range of titanium polishing processes, from precision parts that require high precision to mirror polishing of titanium surfaces.
For a detailed explanation of TDC’s polishing process, please check the “Polishing service” page.
Features of TDC’s titanium polishing process
TDC’s titanium polishing process has the following strengths and characteristics.
- High-precision polishing technology TDC’s precision polishing technology enables ultra-high-precision metal precision processing at the micron and nano level by controlling the removal amount. Compared to processing methods such as cutting and grinding, it is possible to handle any shape without applying a load to the object.
- Short delivery time and express service available By owning more than 100 polishing machines, we can achieve short delivery times even for large lots and complex processing. If you are in a hurry, we will also respond to consultation with “express response”.
- Small lot Please feel free to contact us for small lot orders starting from 1 unit and prototype production.
- Owns over 100 abundant processing machines TDC owns more than 100 polishing machines such as lapping machines and surface grinders. We also have various processing machines such as machining centers and milling machines, so we can handle all kinds of processing. About half of the polishing equipment is manufactured in-house About half of the more than 100 polishing machines are made in-house, realizing “low-cost” and “high-quality” manufacturing.
Example of TDC’s titanium polishing process
Here are two typical examples of titanium polishing at TDC.
Titanium polishing processing example 1 : Pure titanium cylindrical mirror surface processing
- Material: Pure Titanium
- Processing details: Polished a pure titanium 1kg weight master to +/-0.001g. It is also possible to adjust the weight and volume by polishing while controlling the removal amount by lapping polishing.
- Accuracy: Weight +/-0.001 g, full mirror finish, surface roughness Ra1nm or less
Titanium polishing processing example 2: mirror surface test piece
- Material: various types of titanium
- Size: Various sizes available
- Processing details: Scratch-free mirror surface substrates are produced by lapping and polishing.
- Accuracy: surface roughness Ra1nm or less
What is Titanium?
Titanium is a silver-gray metal represented by the element symbol “Ti”. It was only in 1946 that it became widely used in industry and other industries, making it a metal with a short history as a metal material.
Compared to other metals, it has many advantages such as light weight, high strength, and excellent corrosion resistance. It becomes a practical metal.
An example of a titanium product that requires polishing
Titanium is in demand in various fields, mainly for building materials and parts for industrial equipment.
In recent years, due to its high durability and low impact on the human body, it has come to be widely used in “medical devices” such as implants and artificial legs.
In addition to aesthetics and durability, there are many cases where precision is required, and titanium polishing technology is emphasized.
Titanium polishing requires high technology
Titanium is generally said to be a very difficult material to mirror-finish. One of the reasons for this is the peculiarity of the material.
Titanium has a lower thermal conductivity than other metals, and heat concentrates on the tool during polishing. As a result, the softening of the tool reduces the polishing performance, and the tool and titanium are prone to chemical reactions, which may cause welding.
In addition, in electropolishing, titanium is oxidized and an oxide film is formed on the surface.
Feel free to contact TDC once for titanium polishing processing
At TDC, we are able to handle polishing of all materials and precision with our accumulated polishing technology and more than 100 polishing machines.
Titanium is said to be the most difficult metal to mirror-finish, so please do not hesitate to contact TDC for titanium polishing that other companies have refused.