Titanium vs. steel

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Facial, Mar 17, 2006.

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Your favorite of the two?

  1. TITANIUM

    35 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. STEEL

    14 vote(s)
    28.6%
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  1. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have a machine shop example of this? I have no experience with real life, just textbooks.
     
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  3. dhcracker Registered Senior Member

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    Yes I do, while machining titanium with carbide tipped tools if you do not use proper cooling then what eventually happens is it does get hot, it gets soft, and it galls so that your surface is screwed up and has to be re-machined. That doesn't happen very often but it can happen, especially when drilling or boring holes or surfacing to a very high sheen.
     
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  5. dhcracker Registered Senior Member

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    lol maybe an experiment is warranted here, since you are pretty smart on this atomic structure stuff how hot would one need to get his steel and aluminum to pound the two together ... I'll find out what happens lol.
     
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  7. hamboniousmaximus Registered Member

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    BMX crank spindle

    building a new bmx bike for riding ramp and sometimes street. i will not be doing any like 14 foot drops to flat concrete or any thing to drastic but i will be landing from about an average of 4-6 feet on my biggest tricks to flat landings... yeah im also a 40 year old who weighs 230 lbs. i have never cracked or snapped any bmx part yet so id really like to spend the extra 80 dollars to shed almost a half a pound off of a single part... but i noticed some people say ti- may be more brittle??? now my definition of brittle would be smacking it with a steal hammer/ vs / me wearing shoes and helping absorb the shock while landing??? all my bikes cost around 600 to 700 dollars so 80 more shouldnt be much a prob ???
     
  8. lucymaggie Registered Member

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    Stainless Steel Jewelry has emerged as a good alternative

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