The development of titanium materials dates back to the early 1900s. During this period, research into metallic materials began in search of lighter, stronger and more corrosion-resistant materials.
Pure titanium was first synthesized by German chemist Wilhelm Blitzer in 1908. However, titanium was not widely used at the time because of its high melting point and difficulty in processing.
In the 1940s, the development of the aerospace industry promoted the research of titanium materials. Because of its low density, high strength, and good corrosion resistance, titanium was widely used in the manufacture of airplanes. During this period, a variety of titanium alloys were developed to meet different needs.
In the 1950s, titanium materials began to be used in civilian applications. For example, titanium alloys were used in the manufacture of watches, eyeglasses, sporting goods and so on.
At the beginning of the 21st century, with the progress of science and technology, the application scope of titanium materials is expanding. Titanium alloys are widely used in aerospace, automobile manufacturing, medical equipment, sporting goods, construction and other fields. In addition, new types of titanium alloys have been developed to improve their performance and range of applications.
Today, titanium materials have become an important material that is widely used in various fields. With the continuous progress of science and technology, the development prospect of titanium materials will be even broader.