1.Titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology in aerospace
Additive manufacturing technology was first applied to shipborne fighter aircraft in the United States in 2001. Through titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology, aircraft bearing structure parts were produced and applied to aviation production. In 2011, the university of Southampton in the UK used additive manufacturing technology to produce the entire frame including the wing, control panel and cabin door of the uav. 2012 years later, the titanium alloy material manufacturing technology in the field of aviation applications have made unprecedented development, the titanium alloy parts is not only widely used in aircraft manufacturing, and new titanium alloy material to the rockets, the space shuttle has been applied in aerospace equipment, such as titanium alloy material manufacturing technology for increasing production of parts can reduce greatly the weld number between space equipment, because the strength of titanium alloy is higher, the safety of the device makes the space is greatly increased.
China's relevant departments and scientific research institutions have also been constantly on the titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology research, has been applied in the field of aviation. Aircraft wings and main load-bearing components produced by titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology in China meet the corresponding technical requirements and are applied in aircraft manufacturing. Beijing university of aeronautics and astronautics in 2013 passed the increase of material manufacturing technology to produce the titanium alloy titanium alloy aircraft main bearing component, passed the technical authentication and installed review, which makes our country become the world's first master the titanium alloy aircraft design and manufacture of the main bearing components, marked the our country of the titanium alloy material manufacturing technology in the world leading position.
2.Titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology in the field of defense
In the process of defense weapon production, the material properties and the precision of the parts are required to be higher. The United States navy is studying the design of additive manufacturing technology for aircraft carriers, using aircraft carriers as a large weapons production plant to produce weapons and equipment as needed and required. At the same time, the us army is also developing a "mobile parts hospital" to achieve rapid repair and production of weapon parts to meet the needs of the battlefield. China is also stepping up research on the application of titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology in the field of national defense, so as to realize the rapid and precise production of weapons and promote the development of defense technology.
3.Titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology in medical equipment
In modern medicine, titanium alloy technology has been applied, such as artificial joint. With the improvement of medical treatment, people put forward higher requirements for the application of artificial joints or other composite materials in the body. These materials applied in the human body should have better contact and compatibility, and at the same time complete the corresponding functions. Titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology to produce artificial joint to ensure that the joint has a good wear resistance interface, at the same time can be very good with bone tissue, improve the quality of artificial joint and medical level.
With the development of additive manufacturing technology, titanium alloy additive manufacturing technology will be applied in all aspects of engineering materials. The titanium alloy produced by the additive manufacturing technology of titanium alloy can completely replace the traditional titanium alloy material.
The spherical titanium powder produced by rotating electrode is the raw material for additive manufacturing, and the content of high purity titanium powder reaches 99.5%. And has the continuous supply capacity.