As two kinds of advanced titanium alloys, TC18 and TA19 were introduced in this paper. The machinabilities of TC18 and TA19 alloys were described in the grinding process. Grinding experiments were completed using green silicon carbide grinding wheel with the coarser 100 grit. Grinding forces and specific energy in surface grinding were investigated. And then, for studying the grinding characteristic, SEM images of the workpiece material were obtained. The results indicated that specific chip formation had the great effect on the mechanism of grinding TC18 and TA19 alloys, and the scratch was the main characteristic of surface grinding. TC18 alloy had the poor grinding performance compared to TA19 alloy.