Drq Posted September 6, 2011 Share Posted September 6, 2011 I'm having a rather odd problem I've never run into before. I got a bunch of scrap titanium plate (0.135") from a scrap yard a while ago and finally got around to playing with it. I've forged some bracelets out of it and after acid etching and heat anodizing they come out looking pretty neat. Now here's the problem: they don't stay bracelet shaped. Even though I got them to a nice yellow heat at points while shaping them they very very slowly open up, trying to flatten out again. I've had to put mine in a vice twice now and close it up (in about 5 weeks). I did some looking online and apparently ti plate has "memory" to its original form. Has anybody else had this problem forging ti ? And has anyone come up with a solution for it ? I would have thought that the high heat would kind of set its form again, but I guess not. Thanks for the help. Cheers, Drq Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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