Why magnesium alloy????

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Re: Titanium vs. aluminum strength to weight ratios...
In reply to Robin Casady, Apr 23, 2013

Robin Casady wrote:

Kleeks13 wrote:

Joseph:  I realize that in addition to being a photographer, you are an engineer. I am fascinated by your answers and knowledge about different materials.  I was in a car accident and my legs were crushed.  They have been rebuilt and are 70% titanium.  I'm always curious about that material.  Do you have a references for the lay person? ....titanium and the human body?  I always have health problems, but, believe it or not, my orthopedic doctors don't have the answer to many of my concerns.  Well, one problem I know is that it doesn't float. I use a pull buoy to swim or my legs go straight down to the bottom of the pool. LOL

Titanium is used in orthopedic cases because it is not reactive in the body, and bone will bond to it.

In lay terms, it doesn't rust.

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