General Information


Unalloyed Commercially Pure (CP) Titanium is represented by four distinct grades, specifically 1, 2, 3 and 4. CP Titanium is ordered in relation to the corrosion resistance, formability (ductility) and strength requirements of a specific application. CP Titanium ranges from grade 1, which has the highest corrosion resistance, formability and lowest strength, to grade 4, which offers the highest strength and moderate formability. CP Titanium end users utilize excellent corrosion resistance, formability and weldable characteristics for many critical applications.

Surface Conditions

CP Titanium has a tendency to stick, fret or cold weld with drawing dies during processing. Common industry practice to avoid this condition employs heavy etching or pickling at finish size, resulting in a coarse or very textured surface. Fort Wayne Metals has developed processing techniques with enhanced surface treatments that require minimal etching at finish size to remove most residual oxide, yielding a cleaner and smoother surface finish. Material can be purchased with this improved surface finish or with a retained water soluble lubricant for applications where lubricity of the wire is required (e.g. weaving applications).

Diameter Tolerances

Enhanced surface treatments and processing techniques allow Fort Wayne Metals to offer tighter and more controlled tolerances. The chart on the following page details standard diameter tolerances for CP Titanium in wire and coil forms. Most diameters can be produced to tighter tolerances.


Fort Wayne Metals manufactures CP Titanium in straightened and cut bar, coil, strands and cables, flat wire and wire form to support a variety of critical medical and industrial based applications.

End uses include:

  • Orthopaedic applications Sutures
  • Needles Ligature clips
  • Pacing leads Orthodontic appliances
  • Woven wire mesh Eye glass frames


Product Capability


Fort Wayne Metals utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and processing techniques to provide precision drawn CP Titanium. Wire is typically provided on standard FWM spools (see packaging and spooling data sheet). Custom packaging or spools will be considered based on our equipment capabilities.

Diameter Range

0.001" (0.0254mm) to 0.062" (1.5748mm)


Fort Wayne Metals provides precision loose wound coils for many critical applications, coil weights can reach a maximum of 100 pounds, nominal 50 pound weight depending on diameter.

Diameter Range

0.040" (1.016mm) to 0.500" (12.7mm)

Packaging (coil I.D.)

0.040" (1.016mm) to 0.125" (3.175mm) = 20" (508mm) nominal
0.100" (2.54mm) to 0.500"(12.7mm) = 28" (711mm) nominal

Centerless and Precision Ground Bar

Fort Wayne Metals provides straightened and cut bar product in centerless and precision ground conditions. Customers can order discrete lengths, however material is typically manufactured in 10' (3048mm) to 12' (3657mm) random lengths. Available diameters range from 0.0787" (2.0mm) to 0.500" (12.7mm). Standard Tolerances are given below. Most
diameters can be produced to tighter tolerances if required.


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