The final cost of any metal is largely driven by manufacturing process yield. Titanium manufacturing typically requires three to five (but sometimes as many as eight) conditioning steps. Traditional conditioning—whether acid pickling, grinding, machining, milling, bar turning and peeling or Blanchard and wet grinding—is time consuming and removes as waste or low value scrap, large amounts of material.
In essentially any conditioning scenario, the MetCon process reduces yield loss at every step. For example, contrast MetCon's 0.75 – 3% metal removal (97 to >99% step yield) for typical intermediate product conditioning with the 5– 9% loss (91 to 95% step yield) common with midwest grinding or bar peeling.
Lower yield loss in multiple steps means more metal to sell with virtually no increased manufacturing costs. Try our yield calculator to see what this can mean to your bottom line.