How to distinguish between titanium steel and titanium
Titanium (Ti)-silver gray metal, specific gravity 4.5, melting point 1668°C. Titanium is a very special metal, very light in texture, but very tough and corrosion resistant. It will not turn black like silver, and will maintain its own color tone at room temperature. Titanium has similar melting points, so it is often used in precision parts such as aerospace and military industries. With electric current and chemical treatment, different colors will be produced.
Due to the above-mentioned characteristics of titanium, its unique silver-gray tone performs well in terms of high polishing, mercerizing and matt. It is the most suitable jewelry metal besides the precious metals platinum and gold. It is often used in modern jewelry designs abroad and is a popular jewelry material in the world. As for the style design, the minimalist and clean cut, the high-level design, and the low-key avant-garde style are highly respected by young white-collar workers. However, due to the high requirements of titanium processing technology, ordinary equipment is difficult to cast, and ordinary tools are difficult to weld, and it is difficult to form a production scale. Therefore, it is difficult to see in the domestic jewelry market.
There are many domestic jewelry called titanium steel, the material used is not titanium, but stainless steel. In order to attract people, it is called titanium steel, and some even titanium alloy jewelry, which is actually stainless steel jewelry that does not contain titanium.
Among these materials, stainless steel jewelry is most commonly 316L stainless steel, and some manufacturers call it 316L international standard titanium.
In fact, 316L is a stainless steel number, which is obtained by continuously reducing carbon content on the basis of 316 stainless steel. It is more expensive than ordinary stainless steel and has strong corrosion resistance. It is suitable for skin contact jewelry. The main components are Fe, Cr, Ni, Mo. There is no titanium content. But it can be hardly deformed or discolored for a long time. Among the common stainless steels, 316L steel called titanium steel is most suitable for jewelry.
I don’t know how to distinguish between titanium and titanium steel. Foshan Keke Jewelry Co., Ltd. teaches you three small methods:
1. Color: Titanium necklaces are generally silver-gray, titanium steel necklaces are white and bright;
2. Weight: The specific gravity of titanium is small, about half that of titanium steel, so the titanium necklace is lighter;
3. Price: The price of titanium necklaces is usually more than twice that of titanium steel necklaces.
Foshan Keke Jewelry Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of stainless steel, titanium steel, and 316L steel jewelry in Guangdong, China. It can customize a variety of different jewelry, wedding jewelry, and Christmas jewelry!