View Full Version : Bending Titanium

06-21-2010, 08:29 AM
Hi everyone,

Looking for some help with titanium. I want to make up a clamp to hold aluminium parts in an anodising tank and the best stuff is to use is Titanium, so I am told.

My question is, if I can get hold of some 2mm titanium bar, can I bend it...? Need to bend the tips over at 90deg, never worked with the stuff before, it is brittle and will snap or will it bend OK...?



06-21-2010, 01:12 PM
do it hot.
titanium is very forgeable, but to just bend it, you would be able to heat it well below forging temps- probably between 500 and 800 degrees, where you get color, but not much more than a dull red at most, would be plenty.

I have a friend who production bends cold rolled steel at 500, barely a dark gray color, and it eases bends enormously.

Same thing should apply to titanium.

06-21-2010, 04:30 PM
I have bent 1/8 ti rod for hangers no problem. Not even hot.

06-21-2010, 08:04 PM
plastic anodising clamps work just fine