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    WTB: Titanium Whole Rings (weldless)

    I'd like to pick up a couple of Titanium whole rings (similar to descender rings, but smaller diameter...) Ideally, they should be around 1" to 1.75" diameter and approximately 1/4" thick.

    If anyone has a couple laying around not used, I'd be grateful to buy them from you. BerkeleyPoint.com had them before, but are out of stock at the moment.

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    Have them custom made....

    You may want to contact Dutch. He has been looking to do something with 1/8" titanium sheet he just bought. Not the 1/4" you wanted, but 1/8" ti is incredibly strong....
    What to do with 1/8th titanium?
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    I don't know if you can buy them but if you can draw them I can make them. I suggest you make them as small as possible since teh material is expensive.
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    To be weldless you would probably need to machine the edges of laser cut rings?, pref lathe?

    I imagine Ti is no picnic to grind?

    Why no welds? If it is done correctly, the welded area can be as strong if not stronger than the parent metal.
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    Titanium Rap Ring. A bit larger diameter than you were looking for though.

    Dimensions: 2" / 5cm
    Weight: 0.7 oz / 20g
    Rated Strength: 30kN

    http://www.ushba.com/catalog/access.html#rap

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    and the Ti rings are only $4.95...can that be right? I liked the nut tool as well just thinking of a secondary use for it while backpacking 'cause I do like carrying to hex's 'cause you never know when you might have a rock to hang from.

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    Thanks for the suggestions...

    I prefer weldless because welded ones are ugly. And more importantly, the strength ratings I remember from seeing them before are better than welded ones.

    I'm not sure about the $4.95 ring being solid, grade 5 Ti, but I'll try and email them and see what they say about it...

    I'd really be interested in you making a few for me, Dutch...I was told Ti itself wasn't expensive...it's just very, very difficult to work with and the machining time (and breaking of tools) is what gets expensive...I have a pic of a ring I have that I can send if you'd like to see it.

    Thanks again...
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