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Titanium please


#1

Hi Group

have been saying good stuff about this group at work and now they
want some proof, hahaha Can anyone give me some on
titanium jewelry? finishes, workabliity, polishing, fabrication,
forming, you get the Idea the whole enchalata Thanks for any thing
before hand

Rick


#2

Titanium is a strong light weight metal that was popular in the
80’s. It needs to be acquired in an annealed state because I’m
pretty sure that it can not be annealed in a studio setup. I will
show pretty colors that are permanent when it is anonized or heated
with a torch. The colors occur in a predictable range according to
temperature …yellows, plums and a nice ptholo blue.

Marilyn Smith
Midwest America


#3

I’ve also read somewhere that if over heated,cooled and droped it
will break like glass. I do know thal it makes a lovley white hot
spark when ground.

Craig ( Utah )
@Craig_Nielson


#4

Rick-

I haven’t worked with titanium for a while but here is what I
remember-

It is hard to form, but can be done to a point. You can color it
with electricity or with heat from the torch. It is toxic, so use a
mask when working with it. I had a sore throat for days and
couldn’t figure out why… It is best to use cold connections, I
don’t know if it can be soldered. The colors aren’t as vivid as
niobium but it’s a lot cheaper. Get from Reactive Metals, they
advertise in Metalsmith magazine.

Have fun,
Deb


#5
Titanium is a strong light weight metal that was popular in the
80's. It needs to be acquired in an annealed state because I'm
pretty sure that it can not be annealed in a studio setup. I will
show pretty colors that are permanent when it is anonized or heated
with a torch. The colors occur in a predictable range according to
temperature ...yellows, plums and a nice ptholo blue.

Titanuim can be easily forged red-hot. The resultant crusty
oxide can be cleaned off and the bare metal anodised or heat
coloured like Marilyn says.

Brian Adam
South Pacific

@Brian_Adam1 ph/fx +64 9 817 6816 NEW ZEALAND
http://www.adam.co.nz/workshop/ NEW - report from Queenstown Jan’98
http://www.adam.co.nz/ruthbaird/ makes jewellery across the bench from me


#6

In experience it doesn’t conduct electricity, so it will not
accept plating. I have attempted to anneal Ti and only made it
brittle so it broke like a cracker. That’s about all I know.

Tim Goodwin


#7

I don’t know if it (Titanium) can be soldered.

It can’t. As a matter of fact, Titanium makes a great solder
pick. Atechnique shown me in Trona was to melt a snippet of solder
and pick it up with a Titanium pick and carry it to the point to be
soldered

where, when the area to be soldered it hot and the solder is
molten, it will leap from the pick to the joint.

Rich Balding aka Jerry Mings and/or Justin Witzig
mailto:@Jerry_Mings
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