This article discusses the special challenges facing a titanium investment caster, and the unique benefits offered by the Induction Skull Melting (ISM) process.
Titanium has unique properties that allow its use in certain applications where other metals cannot be used. Particularly, titanium alloys are effective in aerospace and high-performance structures due to their high strength-to-weight ratios. The chemical process industry also takes advantage of the benefits of titanium; titanium alloys often are used in certain corrosive environments where no other metal system will perform adequately. Titanium rapidly forms a stable oxide film in oxidizing and neutral aqueous solutions, and it is nearly immune to corrosive attack in nitric acid, bleaches, and oxidizing halide salts.