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Beat me, Bett's Cat extensions as above

 

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5 minutes ago, ROADKILL666 said:

WHAT'S ALUMINUM?:D

It's a metal alloy that's one vowel inferior to aluminium!

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I dunno, but whatever it is, it’s gonna have a wide stance.

Take it to Multihull Anarchy!

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38 minutes ago, Tanton Y_M said:

Bett's method of construction for aluminum.

Actually that is not aluminum or aluminium for that matter. Every part of the boat you see in that photo is .125" Titanium as well as the hull plating. Keelson may be 1/4"  (instead of 3/8") as Jim didn't like the big difference between the thickness of the two plates for welding.  Lots of pitfalls welding with Ti!

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Betts sent out welded test panels to a testing lab and they broke their machine twice in pull tests. We are going to need a bigger test machine. One of the test panels sent to the client was subjected to first his big Dual Cab Dually pickup running over it on concrete. Then he had the big high rise forklift at the marina run over it. Still no issues. Then he had the 100 Ton Travelift run over it and he finally saw some bending at the welds but no cracking. All the welding is being done in an inert gas shield. 

    

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4 hours ago, Editor said:

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Pretty sure they call that aluminum...

It's the leading edge D-Box for a J3 Super Cub. Easy one.

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1 hour ago, sonicpops said:

It's the leading edge D-Box for a J3 Super Cub. Easy one.

J3 = Piper Cub

PA-18 = Piper Super Cub

(But I can't tell for which this titanium construction is destined.)

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2 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Actually that is not aluminum or aluminium for that matter. Every part of the boat you see in that photo is .125" Titanium as well as the hull plating. Keelson may be 1/4"  (instead of 3/8") as Jim didn't like the big difference between the thickness of the two plates for welding.  Lots of pitfalls welding with Ti!

That has got to a pricey build!

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20 minutes ago, casc27 said:

That has got to a pricey build!

Ya think?

May as well be built out of Unobtanium!

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20 minutes ago, casc27 said:

That has got to a pricey build!

Seriously!

Jim says that it were ANY other material, it would have been finished a year ago. He is receiving periodic progress payments. He learned that lesson decades ago.

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1 minute ago, Somebody Else said:

Seriously!

Jim says that it were ANY other material, it would have been finished a year ago. He is receiving periodic progress payments. He learned that lesson decades ago.

I think Jim must have learned that from Noah...

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3 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:
3 hours ago, Somebody Else said:

Seriously!

Jim says that it were ANY other material, it would have been finished a year ago. He is receiving periodic progress payments. He learned that lesson decades ago.

I think Jim must have learned that from Noah

Cane Jim tellus what a cubbitte is?

6 minutes ago, Kevlar Edge said:

Haha can anyone pronounce it right?

Th e Englishe and Americanes our to peopelle divided bye oune launguge.                                  :)

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Someone in Hawaii has too much money.  Seriously, a Ti 50' charter beach cat. 

It will be unique though.

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4 hours ago, casc27 said:

That has got to a pricey build!

Lots of titanium scrap in the yard.  Apparently you cannot recycle titanium.  Who knew?

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From the colour alone you can tell it isn’t aluminum and you’d not do steel that way so titanium it is. Let me know where I can get some of that.  

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We have been trying to come up with a line of small products using the scrap Ti from this project. The big Ti vendors will try and sell to you with the caveat that they waterjet cut the parts to your CNC files. If that can be done on their equipment under their roof they will give you a scrap price for the waste material. If you buy the full sheets and do your own cutting then your scraps are of very little value since the provenance of those are suspect. As long as they can track the material as in the first case they can verify the grade of the Ti but still offer only a fraction of the original cost for the waste. It is very expensive to take scrap and melt it all back down for virgin stock so that really isn't an option. We bought US CP2 for the project with the grade and mill markings clearly marked on it to help with the Coast Guard inspection and verification process. So we are looking at belt buckles, hair brooches, caribiners, dive knives, MultiTools all marked with the boat logo to sell to the daycharter guests at their beach kiosk. What do you guys want made from the scrap? 

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Tell Jim to see if Seabird Scientific in Bellevue might want some to make brackets, etc. for their oceanographic sampling equipment.

Cheers, Greg

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15 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

Betts sent out welded test panels to a testing lab and they broke their machine twice in pull tests. We are going to need a bigger test machine. One of the test panels sent to the client was subjected to first his big Dual Cab Dually pickup running over it on concrete. Then he had the big high rise forklift at the marina run over it. Still no issues. Then he had the 100 Ton Travelift run over it and he finally saw some bending at the welds but no cracking. All the welding is being done in an inert gas shield. 

    

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At work, there is a lot of Titanium used in jet engine parts.  There is inert gas shielded welding, as well as electron beam and linear friction welding, although I am not versed on which methods are used with which metals.  Lots of Nickel parts as well.  And processes like "pickling" and "vacuum furnaces" used to treat or temper the various parts.

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Clearly an industrial design cheese grater......created due to tariffs within the USMCA .......Mexico has no cheese and Canada is just Liberal Cheesey.

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It is the metal of choice for prosthetics.

How many ring pulls from aluminium cans do you need to weigh one kilo? What's in ring pulls that makes them so valuable?

Answers: 35,000 and titanium. And the importance of this?

ONE kilo of fused ring pulls provides enough material for Thailand's Mobile Artificial Legs Production Unit to make components for TWO prosthetic legs for victims of landmines

 

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