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Unveiling the Hidden Treasure: Recycling Titanium Solids and Turnings with Oryx Metals




Titanium, the wonder metal prized for its exceptional strength, low weight, and remarkable resistance to corrosion, plays a vital role in various industries. From soaring aircrafts to life-saving medical implants, titanium's versatility is unmatched. But what happens to the leftover materials generated during its processing and fabrication? This is where Oryx Metals steps in, championing the sustainable practice of recycling titanium solids and turnings.


Why Recycle Titanium?


Extracting titanium from its ore is an energy-intensive process. Recycling, on the other hand, offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Environmental Sustainability: Recycling titanium significantly reduces the reliance on virgin ore extraction, minimizing environmental impact. It conserves energy, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, and protects our natural resources.

  • Economic Advantages: Recycling provides a cost-effective source of raw materials, benefiting both businesses and the environment. By recovering valuable titanium from scrap, we create a closed-loop system that reduces dependence on virgin materials and price fluctuations.

  • Responsible Material Management: Recycling scrap titanium promotes responsible waste management practices, diverting materials from landfills and contributing to a circular economy.


What Forms of Titanium do We Recycle at Oryx Metals


Oryx Metals welcomes various forms of titanium scrap, including:

  • Solids: These are clean, uncontaminated titanium pieces in various shapes and sizes, such as plates, bars, sheets, airfoils, and billets.

  • Turnings: These are chips or shavings generated during machining and fabrication processes.

We accept a wide range of titanium grades, aligning with the standards outlined by organizations like the Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) and ASTM International. As a reference, here are some commonly recycled grades:

  • Commercial Purity (CP) Titanium: The most common grade, offering good formability and weldability.

  • Grade 2 Titanium: Known for its excellent corrosion resistance and good strength.

  • Grade 5 (Ti-6Al-4V): A high-strength alloy used extensively in aerospace applications.

  • CPTi Grade 7: This commercially pure titanium grade offers improved strength and work hardening characteristics compared to other CP.

  • CPTi Grade 11: Similar to Grade 7, CPTi Grade 11 offers enhanced mechanical properties while maintaining good formability and weldability.

  • Ti 6-2-4-2: This alloy provides a good balance of strength, toughness, and creep resistance at elevated temperatures.

  • Ti 6-2-4-6: An alloy with higher strength and creep resistance than Ti 6-2-4-2, suitable for demanding aerospace applications.

  • Ti 10-2-3: A high-strength beta titanium alloy known for its excellent creep resistance and stability at high temperatures.

  • Ti 5-5-5-3: A titanium alloy offering a combination of strength, toughness, and moderate creep resistance.

  • Ferro Titanium: A titanium alloy typically containing 45-80% titanium.


Oryx Metals also welcomes other titanium alloys depending on their composition and condition. For a more comprehensive list, please don't hesitate to contact our team.


Your Global Partner in Titanium Recycling

At Oryx Metals, we are committed to providing a seamless and transparent titanium recycling experience. We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive Pricing: We ensure fair market value for your titanium scrap, based on its grade, quantity, and condition. Refer to our informative guides or contact us directly for a no-obligation quote.

  • Convenient Services: We handle the entire recycling process, from transportation and logistics to sorting, processing, and responsible material reintroduction.

  • Global Reach: No matter your location, Oryx Metals offers international shipping and comprehensive assistance to ensure a smooth transaction.

  • Commitment to Sustainability: We prioritize environmentally responsible practices throughout the recycling process, adhering to the highest safety and quality standards.

Partnering with Oryx Metals is more than just recycling; it's a conscious decision to contribute to a sustainable future. By choosing to recycle your titanium scrap with us, you're not only gaining economic benefits but also playing a vital role in protecting our planet's resources.


Ready to unlock the value hidden in your titanium scrap? Contact Oryx Metals today. Our team of experts is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Let's work together to create a more sustainable future for the titanium industry.


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