Titanium is a chemical element most notably championed for its high strength-to weight ratio, corrosion resistance and its ability to retain its structural form under a multitude of extreme mechanical stresses.
Titanium exhibits the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metallic element. Pure grade titanium has the ultimate tensile strength equal to most common grades of steel alloys, while remaining 45% less dense.
Once titanium is exposed to oxygen, it acquires a stable oxide film which provides the material with a firm layer of protection. This oxide film results in an outstanding resistance to corrosion in a wide range of aggressive environments.
Unlike other metals, titanium is able to maintain its original form under long-term exposure to mechanical stresses including high temperatures and pressures.