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  2. ShellsMaille

    Anodized Aluminum

    Hi! Looking for an ETA on Z-SXAA2018PP. I'm half way done with an inlay and need more!!! And this is why you triple check the amount of rings you'll need. My bad. LOL Thanks!
  3. Last week
  4. Narrina

    Types of Material

    Nope, not a plated or alloyed wire. Tantalum is related to niobium so it shares the same hypoallergenic properties and its ability to be anodized, but it is a lot rarer metal. It's very pliable to start with, but it work hardens immediately so, before you bend it, you need to be sure that that is where you want the bend to be because straightening it out after will not be easy. It doesn't solder, only vacuum welding will work, but it is a very strong material, stronger than steel and it doesn't corrode/oxidize. The metals that are marketed as 'super alloys' were alloyed with tantalum. It's natural colour is a grey with purplish hues to it. Usually, it's most often used in rocket engines. It can be quite expensive though.
  5. lorenzo

    Types of Material

    Yeah, I hear ya, mine failed in the same way. I am looking into another welding system that seems to have potential, hopefully it works out well in our workshop. I don't want to get any hopes up but it looks like it could be a sub 1K machine that welds every metal from 24g-12g. If it does perform as advertised we might even start distributing them.
  6. Earlier
  7. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Rubber Rings

    No plans at this time. Please ask again in a couple months.
  8. Rob MacLennan

    Types of Material

    I would think that a pulse arc style welder, like the one sold by TRL, would get the job done if it had a gas shield. I bought a similar (if not identical) unit through Amazon and made my own electrode base using a TIG welding handle. If I'd used a copper tube instead of a simple bolt, I could have set it up to allow for gas flow. After that I'd just need a gas source, valve, and pedal to sister up with the welder's pedal.
  9. TitaniumMithril

    Types of Material

    kind of a side comment, but i would love an out-of-the-box welding set up that would weld 20ga-16ga titanium reliably (that doesn't cost thousands of dollars). i'm sure it can be pieced together, but i'm no electrical (mechanical? industrial?) engineer and don't have the time to invest on researching it. years ago i tried the chinese one that tlr carried, and i could never dial in reliable power settings. it eventually just stopped working (surprise surprise), and i just threw out that $200.
  10. moosecat

    Rubber Rings

    Any chance there will be EPDM-16316 in White? That size is actually missing a few colors, but white is a great base color. Getting Light Blue and Pink would be nice for Trans pride gear as well, but white would be most appreciated.
  11. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Anodized Aluminum

    As these are limited edition colors there is no ETA at this time. They will be run once yearly, most likely.
  12. D-Roc

    Anodized Aluminum

    18 5/32 ring restock question. When is the spooky teal going to be restocked? Same question for the peacock blue and midnight? Thanks
  13. Rob MacLennan

    Types of Material

    I was wondering how anodized Ti would react, so I bought a small amount (some 16 gauge and 20 gauge). Tried them with both resistance welding and pulse arc welding. I was rather amazed that the resistance welding produced anything at all, as I figured the anodizing would be resistant. Both produced incredibly brittle and unusable welds.
  14. lorenzo

    Types of Material

    Yeah, that's a tall order. Especially since it's very difficult both to anodize the rings after welding and to weld the rings after anodizing.
  15. Rob MacLennan

    Types of Material

    I'd love to make an anodized Ti shirt, but just can't justify the cost. I would also want to weld it which would incur the cost of an inert gas rig, that I don't currently have.
  16. Bracken Maille

    Raven Banner

    Scale maille Raven Banner inlay. 1,680 large AA scales and over 3,400 16 swg 5/16" rings. I plan on building a cross pole to mount and hang this from so I can display it at Ren Faires.

    © BrackenMaille.com

  17. Bracken Maille

    POW/MIA Flag inlay

    I chose to use 6:1 because it worked better for the image, and made a more solid piece. Due to the weight, I am working on building a custom frame to hang it. My hope is that it will be accepted by the National POW/MIA museum.
  18. lorenzo

    Types of Material

    My bread and butter for armour is stainless steel, we use about 20 tons of stainless per year. It's versatile, available in high quality, easy to work with and the cost is reasonable. It's hard to go wrong with stainless. I personally really like titanium alloys for the improved strength to weight ratio, but the cost and difficulty in manufacturing makes them impractical for most projects.
  19. lorenzo

    Types of Material

    It's very similar to niobium, heavier of course and a little softer. It also tends to be a little brighter and anodizes well. It works well for small AR jewelry as long as you're careful not to overstress the material. Unlike traditional jewelry metals it's not easily soldered for strength. It can be welded in an inert atmosphere similar to titanium or niobium.
  20. Jeff

    Types of Material

    I personally like working with Anodized Aluminum but I primarily do inlays, bracelets and keychains. I don't delve into armor or high end jewelry so aluminum suits my needs just fine. Also it is readily available in the colors I need.
  21. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    Right now we are estimating about a month for these rings. If you would like to be one of the first to get the rings, please place an order for your other items and put a note in the comment section saying how many bags of rings you would like and customer service will add them to your order and let you know the total owing. orders (at) theringlord.com
  22. Rob MacLennan

    Types of Material

    I like working with Jeweller's Brass, but not everyone can tolerate it against the skin. My favourite piece was a simple Dragon Scale necklace using jeweller's Brass for the large rings and bronze for the small. The yellow and redish tones worked well.
  23. Konstantin the Red

    Types of Material

    That may be a plating or anodization with tantalum, as it seems too soft and bendable for wear. Some alloy? It gives no physiological reaction, so it's probably very hypoallergenic.
  24. the-armorer

    Ami's armor now

  25. the-armorer

    Natalie Oliver 001

  26. the-armorer

    Marti Jo

    Pretty in purple
  27. the-armorer

    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    I keep seeing comments about SS16516 being two months, two weeks, one month. I was about to drop an order for 12,000 scales. I would like to know if I should wait to order or look for another supplier for the rings.
  28. Jodey - TRL Tier 2 Support

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    No ETA at this time.
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