Hi All. I’m reporting back on my further experiments with my new
titanium soldering screen. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not
going to work for me. Try as I might, I just can’t get the damn thing
to lay approximately flat. Even when I torture it into a semi flat
condition, as soon as I start heating the thing starts to warp out of
I’m using what they call expanded metal, which is a flattened
one-piece mesh with diamond-shaped openings. I don’t know whether the
woven mesh version would have fared better, but it’s too expensive to
try. After talking to McMaster-Carr, I decided to order a nickel
chrome high-heat screen. Anybody have any thoughts on that? I’ll
report again after I experiment with it.
I loved the way titanium didn’t suck up all the heat. I just wish it
was more dimensionally stable.