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Hey all. i need help. i have a new custom order. the guy wants a custom suit of armor. the kicker is he wants it all titanium. i have worked titanium before for small projects and it's a pain in the xxx, but the problem is i dont know where to get that much material. i need to know if there is somewhere i can order a large sheet of 14 guage titanium. please any leads can help.

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Have you tried California Metals: 800-707-6061 or Rickard Metals: 909-740-3933 or American Special Metals: 305-551-4215? If none of them have it they can tell you who would. Should be plenty available as the aerospace industry probably uses lots that would serve your purposes.

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WOW!! Your customer must be rolling in the dough. We had to buy 8 sheets of 11ga. TI last year, 4x8, and they were $13,500 PER SHEET! ($406.25 per/sqft) We use it is an acid column. IIRC we did get it out of CAL. but not sure what company.

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What alloy of Ti? What style of armour? Will you be working it hot? Have you budgeted a gadzillion dollars for the clean up in time and abrasives?

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