Noel: You’re right, Noel. Ti wire does work great. It may be a bit of
a challenge to find it in small diameters (I make a lot of hinges
with .5 mm I. D.). Yes, it is difficult to draw down. Niobium wire
will work just as well as Ti, and is available in small sizes. Try
Reactive Metals. And yes, you can draw it down.