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  • destroyer125
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    I just made some for myself. I have this fancy wire bender, so I can make some accurate bends. If I remember to, I will post some pictures up tomorrow.

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  • sswee
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    I cold bend.
    SS

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  • ron83
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    As for bending the titanium rod. Is it better to do it cold or should they be heated up. Or does it matter to make them spring back / out as much as possible?


    thanks again
    Ron

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  • destroyer125
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    Should work very good as long as you get a tight bend on them.

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  • ron83
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    That will work, they are about 1.5x1.25x.5 and a B%@#H to figure surface area on - semi rectagular with a 5/8" hole in them so hopefully this will work..........

    Destroyer25
    Thanks for all your help and Check your paypal and PM

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  • destroyer125
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    An 1/8" rod isnt going to work if your trying to rack something by a hole under 1/2" unless the part has a 4-40 screw hole, then you can thread these into the part. Of course the possibilies are endless.

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  • ron83
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    Destroyer,
    Just sent you a PM.
    Will take about 12'

    Why do you say its not going to help with small parts?

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  • destroyer125
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    They are very good, They are however, twice the diameter of his. They will give a strong hold, but if your doing small parts thick wire isnt going to help you. I can do $2.50 a foot plus shipping, and can cut it shorter for easier shipping.

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  • ron83
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    Re: Just made 40 Titanium spring wire clips

    How is it for springyness (if that is a word)? I want to make some smaller - 4 inch folded over- clips like in post # 4 of this thread.

    And how much per rod? would probably only need two or three to try.

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  • destroyer125
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    You do not want Grade 5 or 6 titanium, its alloyed with alot of other alloys, making it great for strength but not for plating.

    I have some grade 2 1/8" rod I can sell, I bought a big surplus of it. I have about 20 3ft rods available.

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  • ron83
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    Re: Just made 40 Titanium spring wire clips

    Know this is an older post but looking at getting some of the 6AL-4V ELI 0.0620" and wondering how is it holding up and is it still working good for those of you using it.


    thanks
    Ron83 - just started and already sick of aluminum wire
    Last edited by ron83; 02-28-2008, 09:05 PM. Reason: Spelling

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  • archimedes
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    thanx for your compliment,

    these are some of titanium fingers used in my anodizing
    process. I use an aluminum "drawbar" to pull the solid ball
    upward, expanding the fingers and gripping the ID of the part.
    the beauty of titanium is its ability to spring to great dimensions
    w/o undo affect. for instance the nominal dimension on the
    finger is 5/8, but i have been able to grip ID's of almost 1 1/8"
    and the fingers still spring back to 5/8 when released.
    the picture you see is a trilogy of the start to finish
    using 3 fingers in different states of the machining process.
    below is a photo of the fingers installed on my ano rail.
    but i also like Rclint's titanium wire finger as well -- as we have
    enjoyed success using titanium in our own forms.
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  • whistule
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    Archimedes,

    What on earth are you making there? Hope you don't mind me asking but it looks well cool!

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  • archimedes
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    clint,

    Congrats on your results.
    And thanks for your pics--- I had a feeling
    your springs would be similiar in mechanics
    to mine. I am posting a pic of mine in
    the construction phase thru finish phase.
    thanks again for your help,
    archi
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  • rclint
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    Just done a 30 part run 100% perfect. that's the best I have ever done on these parts, I'm starting to think Titanium is by far the way to go, these small parts normaly kill me on rack time and then I always have several to fail.

    More clips will be made for sure !!

    Clint

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