Titanium fasteners for the anodising industry
I make titanium fasteners for Moss Metal Finishing, my local anodisers. Normally grade 1 titanium is the stuff to use but they found they weren’t strong enough and broke too readily, don’t worry, i didn’t make them! So we’ve been trying grade 5 ones for about 4 years now and they are working fine. Grade 5 is not supposed to work very well for anodising fasteners as they are 6% aluminium which should leach out during the process causing the structure to change and them shrink, but this doesn’t seem to be happening, none of the ones i’ve made have broken and they are all still in use, another case of the theory-practice gap, i wish the ACU would wake up to it!
These are M5 posts.