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Can you plate titanium on brass?

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I recently been designing a brass part that I would like titanium coated. I chose titanium for its scratch resistance, non-toxicity (can anyone verify?), and its resistance to corrosion. Since the part I am plating is a mouthpiece for an instrument, these qualities are desirable. Side note: for all brass players out there, I will attempt to coat the rim and inside in silver if I can since I know titanium isnt the softest of metals. But back to the original question: can i titanium plate brass and if so how?

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I have no idea but my guess is it can't be done.Definitely try a test piece first so you don't ruin your item. Most plating materials are soft like copper. Titanium is hard and highly heat resistant. Plating is a chemical process though so I don't know.

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And I was wondering about sputtering as a method of plating.

Now does the price matter? I'd assume most things can be done if you are willing to throw enough cash at them.

Why not gold plating---very non-toxic and inert if you use pure gold and well understood; or just make the item from solid platinum.

I was assuming you are talking about pure Ti and not doing a titanium nitride coating.

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Titanium is not all that scratch resistant.

 

Titanium oxide or titanium nitride...yes.

 

Ric

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Good point Ric; folks are always impressed by my Ti camp eating knife till I show them the spot I shaved a sliver off it with a blade made from a 100 year old file...

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I have seen Ti coated steel so ???

by the way you can get great heat colors out of it

a smith was making some FINE rose out of it

have no idea where to get the sheeting though :(

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have no idea where to get the sheeting though :(



So your branch of Home Depot doesn't carry Ti in 8 x 4's? :)

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