Cost of Titanium

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  1. myark
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    Pictured below I designed a finger nail file crossed with tweezers and manufactured with EDM wire cut that is as a key ring accessory made from Gr5 titanium 8mm plate.
    They are skin friendly, have no sharp edges and will last a life time and most of all are hardly noticeable on the boat key ring.
     

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    The pictures shows a 29mm long and 48mm long Gr5 titanium nail file tweezers and the 8mm plate it is EDM wire cut from.

    I found after researching there are no Gr5 titanium nail files on the world market let alone combined with titanium tweezers, especially that are a EDC unnoticeable key ring accessory.

    This led me to design a Gr5 titanium nail file combined with titanium tweezers that will literally last a life time that are manufactured with a precision EDM wire cutter direct from Gr5 titanium 8mm plate.

    The Gr5 titanium nail file tweezers have hypoallergenic use for a surgical tool to remove impaled wood splinters, iron filings, glass from an open wound, beestings, prickles, marine venomous spines, or facial hair .


    The Gr5 Titanium tweezers are light but very strong with a natural hardness of 36 HRC that has a elastic spring structure superior than other spring metals, has a firm gripping region on both sides that are designed to be nail files thanks to the precision accuracy of a EDM wire cutting machinery which the nail file is also hypoallergenic friendly for any one that suffers from skin alleges


    For the marine environment such as sea water, the nail file tweezers will 100% not rust that are highly suited for a EDC boat key ring accessory, especially handy if stepping on a sea urchin that inflict a painful wound when they penetrate human skin, but are not dangerous if fully removed the spike promptly, also if impaled with a venomous fish barbed spines that needs to be removed quickly to avoid infection.
     

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    The pictures are the Split Second Key Ring I invented that are been CNC machined for the perfect inside and out side edges.

    I called it the Split Second Key Ring because it takes a split second to place or remove key of the ring.

    Because its EDM wire cut direct from Gr5 titanium plate its 100% marine proof and will never rust and hypoallergenic friendly for any one that suffers from skin alleges.
     

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    Sorry to bother you here, but your website is down, and you're flagged as not accepting PMs and emails.

    Is there a contact method I can use? (if you are still producing your trailers).
     
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    The cost of Gr5 titanium is almost not counted compared to the manufacturing costs as the pictures show how I manufacture a small blade shape for the Little Bit More multi tool suited for a boat key ring.

    I still need to machine the flat screw driver part on the end of blade as well drill another hole which I will weld a Gr5 titanium pin to secure the blade in place.
     

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    The cost of Gr5 titanium is very low for the mechanical property's it supplies such as 36 HRC and the natural for spring affects I have designed and manufactured into the structures of the titanium pocket clip.
    The pictures show the CPM S35VN knife part unfinished as it needs to be heat treated to 60 HRC and then EDM wire cut into shape as if cut before hand it will distort when heat treated.
    It is EDM wire cut because CNC can not machine 60HRC hardness CPM S35VN.
    The titanium is 100% rust proof, skin friendly and strong but light, so for $2 its well worth the $ to pay for the material for the pocket clip.
     

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    My latest Gr5 titanium design Carbineer combined with a Split Second Key Ring
     

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    also most , but not all , titantium if mined from uzbekestan, whose government consist of warlords, and some russian control, that also helps to drive cost up.
     
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    That may be true, but uzbekestan is such a small percentage of world titanium production it has a vanishingly small effect of world prices. It's like saying my M&M consumption has an effect on world M&M prices... Technically true, but of such a small effect it can't really be measured.
     
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    THe cots of the titanium sheet is affordable even the EDM and CNC if you know the correct manufacturer such as I make the Gr5 titanium tweezer nail file combined is heavy duty and will last a life time and better still fits on a key ring and skin friendly.
    The raw titanium plate cost for the tweezers nail file is about $3 because its cut direct from 8mm plate.

    Theses tweezers can be stretched wide open and will not lose its perfect grabbing ends when springs inwards meaning perfect if you have the small bolt or screw needs starting the thread inwards to remove with out dropping.
    Perfect for the boat key ring as 100% rust proof, handy if have a fish fin that is embedded in fingers or foot become a EDC first aid accessory for boating.
     

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    News to me. Titanium as a metal isnt mined, by itself -

    "Titanium is always bonded to other elements in nature. It is present in most igneous rocks and in sediments ---
    The most important mineral sources are ilmenite (FeTiO3) and rutile (TiO2).
    According to USGS, Ilmenite accounts for about 92% of the world’s consumption of titanium minerals. World resources of anatase, ilmenite and rutile total more than 2 billion tonnes. Identified reserves total 750 million tonnes (ilmenite plus rutile).

    According to USGS, China has the world’s largest titanium reserves, with a total of 200 million tonnes identified to date, which make up 28.9% of the world total. Ilmenite is the principal source of titanium in China with rutile making up very little of the total.

    According to USGS, in 2013, the leading producers of titanium concentrates included South Africa (1.22 million tonnes), Australia (1.39 million tonnes), the US (300 thousand tonnes), China (950 thousand tonnes), Canada (770 thousand tonnes) and India (366 thousand tonnes). "

    So Uzbekistan doesnt even feature in the top 5.

    http://metalpedia.asianmetal.com/metal/titanium/resources&production.shtml
     
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    The finished GR5 titanium nail file tweezers which I found the acid paste used for stainless steel that worked well but takes a long time because it needs to be done in many stages or the titanium will cauliflower.
    Lost some skin of hands while doing the acid
    Other wise a nail file tweezers that will last a life time that can be EDC on a boat key ring
     

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