The main difference between Ti6242 and other titanium alloys is the excellent mechanical properties that can be achieved from the material, particularly at elevated temperatures and in terms of creep resistance. The near-alpha titanium alloy has a high mechanical strength and high-temperature stability and creep resistance up to temperatures of 500-550°C. Other common titanium alloys, such as the most widely used Ti-6Al-4V, typically have work temperatures up to 350°C.
Due to the relatively low density of titanium (compared to, for example, nickel-based alloys), using Ti6242 can reduce weight, while still meeting temperature-dependent requirements. For this reason, Ti6242 is typically used in the aerospace industry. Examples include turbine components, afterburner structures and various applications in the hot zone of the airframe.
Join this webinar to learn about the fundamental steps undertaken to develop the Ti6242 parameter and find out about the capability and robustness of this new parameter set for GE Additive´s Concept Laser M2 Series 5 DMLM machine.
Lead Engineer – Customer Project & Process Engineering
GE Additive, Cincinnati
Patrick is a lead engineer in the Process and Application Development team, responsible for the development of titanium alloy parameters for manufacturing. He is leading the Ti-6242 parameter development program on the M2 Series 5. Before joining GE in 2017, Patrick worked as a process and applications engineer at LPKF, a supplier for plastic laser welding equipment. Patrick studied at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and holds a diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering.