Titanium has a melting point of 1,941 Kelvin, or 3,287 degrees Celsius, making it one of the more heat-resistant elements on the periodic table. Titanium is the lightest refractory metal, which is a group distinguished by its resistance to heat.
Titanium's high melting point, and its even higher boiling point of 3,560 Kelvin, make it highly desirable as a component in equipment that must remain strong when exposed to high temperatures. Because of its low weight and high strength, titanium is also desirable for aerospace applications. Titanium is generally more abundant than other refractory metals, making it ideal for industrial applications where price is a concern.