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Vanadium Alloys


Vanadium is a critical alloying element for the titanium industry and makes the resulting titanium alloy significantly stronger than commercially pure titanium while having the same stiffness and thermal properties.  The resulting alloy is heat treatable, has a high strength-to-weight ratio, is corrosion resistance, and has favorable welding and fabricating characteristics. 

These properties make vanadium bearing titanium alloys especially attractive for aerospace use in applications ranging from rotating jet engine discs to structural members for commercial airframes.  Titanium-vanadium alloys are also advantageous in medical, industrial, and consumer applications.

Reading Alloys produces a wide range of vanadium aluminum master alloys aimed primarily for use in the titanium industry.  Reading Alloys products are used by titanium producers as the vanadium addition in the workhorse Ti 6Al-4V in addition to Ti 10V-2Fe-3Al, Ti 15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn, Ti 6Al-6V-6Sn, and Ti 3Al-2.5V among many others. 

As a fully qualified producer of Master Alloys, our vanadium products are approved for use in the most critical applications including rotating discs in jet engines.  The production process is highly controlled in a facility that is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100 standards and is subject to stringent tungsten control protocols.  Our on-site analytical lab is NADCAP certified and all products destined for critical aerospace applications are X-ray inspected and certified to chemistry and size specifications. 

Data sheets for standard Reading Alloys vanadium master alloys are included below.   Specialty vanadium products can be produced upon request.  For all inquiries for vanadium master alloys and products, please click here.