Titanium’s strength-to-density ratio, corrosion resistance and its high thermal compatibility makes it the perfect metal for aerospace. Titanium is for instance used for the structural airframe, seat tracks, engine components and landing gear of aircraft. To preview the reading material click here.

Titanium’s extensive use in aerospace applications ensures that the aerospace market is the main driver of titanium metal demand. South Africa is the second largest titanium producer in the world after Australia. The abundance of titanium in South Africa together with the growing demand has led it to be identified as a beneficiation priority in a collaborative government initiative, called Titanium Beneficiation Initiative (TBI).

The establishment of a new and lean titanium metal supply chain is possible and has the potential to benefit the country, especially in wealth and job creation, but it faces a series of sturdy hurdles. It will require sustained research investment, significant technological developments and creative facilitation by all role players, including government.

Educational Aim:

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of a titanium metal supply chain for the manufacturing of aerospace components.

Educational Outcome:

  1. Upon completion of this module learners should:Have a clear understanding of the international titanium markets and the use there-of by aerospace manufacturers such as Boeing. 
  2. Be able to grasp the concept of additive manufacturing.

Cost
: R 114.00 incl. VAT
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 1.00 Hour
Rating
: 3/4


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