Titanium Studs Information
  Titanium Studs  

Whether partially threaded or fully threaded, studs are a commonly used item. Found in rigging on sailboats, among many other places, threaded studs can be particularly susceptible to corrosion from harsh environments like saltwater. Common steel and even stainless steel studs fail due to the corrosion caused from exposure to damaging agents such as saltwater or corrosive chemicals or acids. Catastrophic failure can occur when crevice corrosion degrades steel parts like studs. This is an issue that  titanium is immune from.

Threaded studs are used in place of a bolt or screw when the head of a fastener is not necessary. Used in automotive, marine and construction, studs should be made of a superior metal. Because it will never rust or corrode in the natural environment, titanium is the optimal choice for studs that are exposed to corrosive environments. Because of its low iron content (less than 0.3%) it will not rust nor be subject to crevice corrosion, therefore avoiding costly repair or replacement.

Coupled with their supreme corrosion resistance, titanium studs are very strong. Commercially pure Titanium, also known as grade 2, has a yield strength about fifteen percent higher than 316 stainless steel. Grade 5 Titanium (Ti‐6Al‐4V) has a yield strength of 128,000 PSI!  With strength like that, it becomes possible to reduce the amount of metal needed to achieve the same performance.

Aside from its strength and corrosion resistance, titanium studs also weigh nearly half as much as their stainless steel counterparts. In automotive and sailboat racing, every pound counts. Less weight means more speed and increased fuel efficiency. And with the ever rising price of fuel, every little bit helps!







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