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Ti 6Al-4V ELI

Featuring 6% Al, 4% V, and extra low interstitials (ELI), this titanium alloy is the most popular titanium alloy we offer. Interstitial elements such as iron and oxygen are tightly controlled during the melt process in order to improve the ductility and fracture toughness of this alloy. Due to its improved mechanical properties and added strength, this alloyed titanium is a durable choice for medical devices and implants.

Typical Chemistry
  ASTM F136
Nitrogen, max. 0.05
Carbon, max. 0.08
Hydrogen, max. 0.012 (a)
Iron, max. 0.25
Oxygen, max. 0.13
Aluminum 5.5-6.50
Vandium 3.5-4.50
Titanium Balance
Mechanical Properties
Size U.T.S. min. Y.S. min. (0.2% offset) % Elongation
in. mm ksi MPa ksi MPa min.
Under 0.187 Under 4.75 125 860 115 795 10% (2 in. gage length)
0.187 - 0.250 4.75 - 6.35 125 860 115 795 10% (4D)
Approximate Fort Wayne Metals Mechanical Properties
Condition U.T.S. % Elongation
  ksi MPa (2 in. gage length)
Cold Worked 190-210 1310-1448 3%-7%
Cold Worked/Stress Relieved 170-190 1172-1310 5%-10%
Annealed 145-170 1000-1172 10% min.

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End product examples
  • Orthopaedic pins and screws
  • Springs
  • Orthopaedic cables
  • Surgical staples
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Ligature clips