Investigation of the Effect of Forging Temperature on the Microstructure of Grade 5 Titanium ELI

Anna Dziubińska 1  ,  
Krzysztof Majerski 1  ,  
Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2017; 11(4)
Publish date: 2017-12-05
The paper reports the experimental results of an investigation of the effect of forging temperature on the microstructure and hardness of Grade 5 titanium ELI. A growing interest in the use of titanium alloys in implantology results from their unique properties. Grade 5 titanium ELI is widely used in medicine for producing a variety of implants and medical tools such as hip, knee and shoulder joints; bone plates; pacemaker casing and its components; screws; nails; dental materials and tools. In the first part of the paper the properties of Grade 5 titanium ELI are described and examples of medical applications of this alloy are given. In a subsequent section of the paper, forging tests performed on this biomaterial in a temperature range from 750°C to 1100°C are described. Following the forging process, the results of the titanium alloy’s microstructure and hardness are reported. The experimental results are used to determine the most suitable forging temperature range for Grade 5 titanium ELI with respect to its microstructure.
Anna Dziubińska   
Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland