About us and titanium

Accushape ™, INC.

Titanium Sponge Granules-custom screened

Titanium Shapes-Accurate and Artistic Net Shapes

Accushape Armor-TiCarbonite(R) Armor the 21st Century Armor Systems

For 20 years, converting the potential of titanium sponge granules to useful products. Now applying that technology to create TiCarbonite Armor Systems for the 21st Century

Accushape™ has fully integrated facilities for processing Titanium Sponge Granules, with custom screening, particle size and shape modifications, application development, pressing and sintering of parts, machining and metal finishing processes.

Titanium was discovered in 1790 when Reverend William Gregor, an amateur geologist, identified the element in the black sand on the Cornish beaches in England. Five years later, an eminent German Chemist, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, recognized a dioxide of the same metal in rutile ore (TiO2, it is in your tooth paste and white paint) and called it “Titanium” after the Titans, mythical Greed Gods of enormous strength.
Over 100 years later, in 1910 American Chemist, M.A. Hunter, finally succeeded in extracting titanium metal from the ore. Hunter’s discovery marked the birth of the titanium industry. Today, the highest purity titanium sponge is produced by the Hunter Sodium Reduction method. Accushape’s Titanium Sponge Granules originate from the Hunter process.

The Accushape plant is located in Albany, Oregon, considered to be the birth place of the titanium industry in the United States.