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Using Titanium in many areas

• Almost every magma rock – rocks formed from solidified rock melt – contains Titanium according to RSC.

• A Boeing 737 Dreamliner is made up of 15 percent Titanium, according to the company.

• The International Space Station (ISS) has a number of Titanium pieces, including pipelines, according to NASA. Within the Rosetta Project, a research and archival company, in order to transmit human languages to alien beings, also flew a piece of Titanium purely etched outside the SSI because of its radiation and the harsh environment of space.

• Despite its applications in the aerospace industry, the most common use of Titanium is titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in painting (toothpaste) and in sunscreen creams due to its ability to reflect light and absorb the UV rays.

• Earth is not the only place we can find Titanium. In 2011, a satellite map of the Moon’s surface revealed rock-titanium groups. These rocks often contained up to 10 percent of Titanium, compared to 1 percent in terrestrial rocks.

• Titanium can be used as a raw material in 3D printing. In 2013, researchers from Australia Commonwealth Science and Industrial 3D Research have printed a pair of light titanium horseshoes for racing horses. The Naval Research Office announced in 2012 that a new titanium welding method would be used to produce a large hull for the ship; Construction is a breakthrough, according to the Navy, because titanium is usually too expensive and difficult to manufacture for shipbuilding. The new method, called friction welding, uses a rotating metal pin to partially melt the edges of two titanium pieces.

• Titanium is a light and rough metal, often used in the manufacture of machines, tools, sports equipment and jewelry.

• In medicine, titanium implants are used to replace or stabilize broken bone. Small titanium implants are even used to improve hearing in people with certain types of deafness. A screw titanium rod is drilled into the skull behind the ear and attached to an external sound processing unit. The external unit takes the sounds and transmits the vibrations through the titanium implant to the inner ear, bypassing any problems in the middle ear.

• Titanium is a light and heavy metal, often used in equipment, tools, gears and jewelery.