Titanium band prototype

Titanium band, silicone/rubber, leather, ballistic nylon ... what else?!
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Titanium band prototype

Post by chubacca » Tue 04 Sep 2018 23:47

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Post by tardy » Thu 20 Sep 2018 06:12

Is that an expansion band? Like a Twist-O-Flex?

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Post by chubacca » Thu 20 Sep 2018 14:37

@tardy Yes, I was skeptical of it, but have come to really like how clean it is and doesn't have lumpy clasps. I mostly chose that just to have something to prototype and see how I felt about that general design direction for the metal band.

Those images were taken before I finished the endlinks a bit. They're kind of rough coming out of 3D printing with a grainy finish from the laser sintering. Took quite a bit of grinding and work to take it down.

What do you think?

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Post by chubacca » Thu 20 Sep 2018 14:53

BTW, here's a photo for reference after grinding the 3D printed endlink. It ends up with some interesting texture. I think I need to run it through a sand/bead blast to get it to the matte I want.
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Post by tardy » Fri 21 Sep 2018 18:43

Huh. That's kind of interesting. As a guy with pretty hairy arms, I'm not sure the band would work for me (ouch), but I might still give it a try anyway. It looks really good to me. You definitely don't see a titanium "Twist-O-Flex" every day!

The end pieces would probably look great with a bead blast applied.

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