Lock Washers help achieve tight assemblies by providing good bolt tension per unit of applied torque, with uniform torque control and even load distribution. These washers perform with a type of spring action created by pressure from a slight spiral or helical form. Upward and downward bent projections on respective sides of the split allow the washer to grasp adjoining materials, which helps prevent components from loosening under vibration or corrosion.
Nonmagnetic and lightweight, Titanium exhibits high strength to weight ratios, excellent temperature stability, and good corrosion resistance. Compared to Stainless or Alloy steels, commercially pure Titanium weighs approximately 44% less and is equal, or greater, in yield and tensile strength. Titanium will withstand temperatures up to 800F (up to 2000F for short periods) and is resistant to the corrosive effects of salt water, many acids, alkalis, and other chemicals.