Titanium weighs more than aluminum.
Titanium costs more than aluminum.
Titanium has a higher tensile and fatigue strength than Aluminum.
An aluminum bolt in the exact same shape as a titanium bolt
weighs considerably less. There is no point in having a
Beryllium ceramic frames were introduced many years ago (I think
as long ago as '93 or '94). Use of Beryllium ceramics in a paintball gun
is illogical, since there is no part of a paintball gun that requires the
extremely low elasticity of the material.
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Titanium yield strengths range from 25-160 ksi
Steel yield strengths range from 42.8-230 ksi
Stainless Steel yield strengths range from 25-240 ksi
Aluminum yield strengths range from 5-73 ksi
So we see that steel and Ti are very close in strengths.
Ti is approximately half the density of steel
Aluminum is approx. 1/3 the density of steel
Hardness is directly related to tensile strengths so a Ti bolt would
probably last longer than an Aluminum one.
> > Titanium is much stronger than aluminum, closer to steel I believe. Don't
> I don't have a materials book handy, but Ti is stronger than most
> steels (higher tensile strength). Makes it great for***ing rods.
> > well. Worth the money...no...but it's really cool to have parts made of
> > *** metals.
> Hell yeah. Some cobalt parts would be real nice looking. Or
> maybe a tungsten valve seat. That sucker would never wear out. A little
> hard to manufacture, yes. I think vacuum-depostited niobium would look
> really cool instead of anodizing- the color would vary from light blue to
> dark purple depending on the thickness.
> > >to make? What comes after this? Berilium .45 frames? (Sounds
> > >ridiculous, but a mountain bike company came out with a bike frame made
> > >of berilium last year.)
> Boy would I love to take a torch to that and watch it burn. It'd
> be real pretty- I think Be burns bright red.
> Jameel Akari
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