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New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

Titanium is often used where low weight and high strength are required and money is no object—because it's extremely costly to produce. Now, a new manufacturing technique could reduce the expense, and make the material as useful for cars as it is for fighter jets. Titanium is usually made using the Kroll process. It takes refined rutile or ilmenite from the original metal ore, then puts its ...

New Steel Alloy Stronger Than Titanium

Big news from the metallurgy desk this week: It looks like steel is about to get a lot steelier. According to a report published today in the prestigious journal Nature, researchers in South Korea have developed a new recipe for making a high-strength, low-density steel alloy that can outperform titanium in terms of strength and ductility. In materials science, ductility is a measure of a ...