Hi Custom made,
Re the refractory metals, such ad titanium etc, yes ive been a titanium smith on a proper scale such as forging bowls jewellery etc up to 18in dia. so i know what this metal needs to get it to do what you want.
Now how thats done im not prepared to say, all i can comment is that if its been done before then it can be done again, IF your good enough or clever enough to find the way.
Any technology that has a serious commercial value is NOT free. I guard my process very carefully.
Now re the titanium strips mentioned by James Miller, Can you please say what the thickness is? width and length without the 3rd dimension is regrettably not enough.
And most titanium thats available is one of the V6A4 alloys. If you want to work it then use only the 999 commercially pure. Its a lot softer relatively. Tho work hardens on forging.
This isnt a metal thats suited to a bench jeweller, its much more suited to an industrial workshop, with proper fly presses and power press tools.
Now ive just got working a micro plasma argon arc welder this goes down to .1 of an amp and is designed to fuse under argon metals down to 10/1000 tho in thick.
Open the door to making the smaller items.
hope this helps.