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SHP 834 Ultimate is a near-alpha titanium alloy

Designed originally for use in the aerospace sector, SHP 834 Ultimate is a high-performance alloy which is also highly suitable for motorsport applications. Our product offers improved temperature capability when compared to 6242 titanium.

Titanium is a product that can be modified by alloying to offer different performance characteristics. In the case of SHP 834 Ultimate (near-alpha alloy), small amounts of beta-phase stabilisers; Niobium, Molybdenum and Silicon and increased alpha stabilisers; Aluminium, Zirconium and Carbon, introduced during the alloying process, change the performance characteristics of the material. Increases in tensile strength, creep resistance and fatigue resistance is the result.

SHP 834 Ultimate undergoes solid-solution strengthening and precipitation strengthening to achieve its performance characteristics which are superior to 6242. During production, the material also benefits from heat treatment high in the alpha plus beta phase field. Resulting features include increased creep resistance (up to 110° F (600° C)) and an overall increase in tensile strength. Fatigue resistance is also much improved when compared to 6242 titanium. Properties of this alloy are maintained to a reasonable level up to bar thicknesses of 75mm (3 inches) - in greater diameters, a small reduction in overall strength may be observed.

Other Characteristics

SHP 834 Ultimate can be welded using well-established welding techniques specific to titanium products. Superior forging capabilities are also of benefit. As the product is a near alpha alloy, it is better suited to cold working.

Applications in Motorsport

Original aerospace applications include compressor discs, aircraft engine blades and rings. In motorsport, applications include:

  • High-performance racing engine parts
  • Applications where good tensile strength combined with good creep and fatigue resistance is essential
  • Exhaust valves

We offer you SHP 834 Ultimate from stock in bar and forgings

About Smiths HP

We are a leading stockholder and supplier of high-performance engineering materials to the motorsport sector. We are supply partners in a range of specialist motorsport markets including Formula 1, Formula E, NASCAR, MOTO GP, WEC & WRC.