Small additions of boron to conventional titanium alloys have been found to produce significant changes to the microstructures and associated properties. Grain refinement and improved strength and stiffness are first-order effects, which lead to possibilities for developing novel and affordable processing methodologies and to enhance performance over conventional titanium alloys. In this article, we introduce this new class of titanium alloys and describe unique formability benefits achieved via engineering microstructures.
Miracle, D. B.,
& Gunasekera, J. S.
(2006). Titanium Alloyed with Boron. Advanced Materials and Processes, 164 (12), 41-43.