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Bill Vining
07-03-2004, 04:25 PM
Anyone have any tips on bending Ti. I have some 6AL4V .050 about 1" wide that I need to place a sharp 90 degree bend in. I have made several attempts and it keeps splitting.

Thanks
Bill

RJ Martin
07-04-2004, 07:09 AM
Bill: As you have discovered, Titanium doesn't like to be bent sharply. I'd suggest rounding off the corner of your vise jaw to as large a radius as you can stand-about a 1/4" radius should work. Also, you can heat the titanium red hot with a torch as you bend it.