Crystal Titanium® is a proprietary custom metal, patented and manufactured by Architectural Titanium. Mill finish titanium sheets or plates are secured in custom fixtures in a specialized furnace where the vacuum is equivalent to outer space. The furnace is gradually heated to near the melting temperature.
During this precision controlled cycle, the titanium's natural crystal structure begins to enlarge and re-orientate. The crystals grow in a columnar pattern across the thickness of the titanium. A transition from hexagonal to cubic crystal alignment creates the uniquely faceted specular orientation of crystal growth and size. The resulting visual aesthetic is unmatched by an other metal and is only available in titanium.