M14 titanium and 7075 alloy nuts

Castle nuts are not the easiest thing to make in titanium, its putting the slots in that takes a certain finesse when they are only 3.5mm wide, end mills this small go PING for fun, but i managed this one without any cutter casualties. I find M14 is about the largest size to comfortably (its titanium we’re talking about so […]

3/8″ titanium UNF bolts

These little fellows are off to Australia. They were nice to make, they’re on a 22mm flange so there was a lot of turning down to size.   and of course the heads are scooped out….

Titanium Harley Davidson Sportster wheel spindles and bolts

Just finished a pair of wheel spindles, suspension bolts and disc bolts for a Harley Sportster. I must say, the front spindle is about the best i’ve ever made, its a peach! it drilled almost perfectly true which is most unusual, you invariably get a bit of wobble on it over long distances like this one. And the tollerences are […]

Titanium 20mm rear wheel spindle, 348mm long

This is a long spindle, 348mm. The customer specified a modification on the original spec, intead of having external nuts he wanted bolts to screw inside the spindle. I tapped the spindle 16×1 and made 7075 alloy end caps to screw in. Being so long the spindle suffered from deflection as normal. To get the belly out of it i […]

M8 x 1 titanium bolts

Here’s a pair of titanium M8 x 1 hex head bolts i made earlier. They are to hold the pedals on to a push bike.     I always undercut the heads by 0.25mm to relieve the points so they don’t dig in when tightening up, it forms a small inbuilt washer

Titanium 3/8″ x 184mm engine mounting studs

You can’t get titanium bar in 3/8″ diameter, or rather you can but its chinese and therefore unuseable as some of it has the tensile strength of cheese. So I had to turn down 10mm dia bar to 3/8″ (9.5mm), and turned the threads to suit Probolt M8 flanged metal type locknuts which i supplied. Even skimming 0.5mm over that […]

Titanium posts for the anodising industry

Those marvellous folk at Moss Metal Finishing have ordered some more posts. They use these to secure the parts for anodising onto the framework thats lowers into the tanks of goo. They have to be titanium otherwise they would disolve during the anodising process. Normally they should be made from grade 1 or 2 titanium, i.e. commercially pure, because grade […]