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  • Anyone interested in stocking up on Titanium TIG filler rod at low, low pricing?

    So a few months back I had gotten an itch to try to learn to weld titanium. I looked around for filler rod pricing (since it is usually very expensive), and found a couple places willing to do business on relatively small orders, with chinese-produced Ti 6AL-4V ELI.

    Shipping from USA: I'm looking for people who are willing to spit out around ~$275 shipping-included, for a 5-lb chunk (0.035", or 0.045", or 1/16").
    • ERTi-5/Gr.5 - 0.035” - $45/lb (Chinese)
    • ERTi-5 ELI/Gr.23 - 0.045” - $52.95/lb (Chinese)
    • ERTi-5 ELI/Gr.23 - 1/16” - $51.40/lb (Chinese) (they also have a 5.5 lbs-open package, made in USA from chinese billet, not subject to M.O.Q.)



    FYI:
    • 5-lb of 0.035" Ti = Qty: ~902 x 36" long pieces
    • 5-lb of 0.045" Ti = Qty: ~546 x 36" long pieces
    • 5-lb of 0.0625" Ti = Qty: ~283 x 36" long pieces



    They also offer ERTi-5 ELI/Gr.23 in 0.030" diameter in 10-15 lb spools @ $30/lb.

    FYI:
    • 10 lbs of 0.030" Ti = 7,368 ft = Equivalent Qty: 2,456 @ 36" long pieces.



    Shipping from China, here $250 would get you approx. ~2.5 kg/5.5 lbs ERTi-5 ELI/Gr.23 0.045", I've already factored in the shipping costs.
    Slightly more for 0.035", slightly less for 1/16".

    5 kg (~11 lbs) = $45.55/lb (~$500 for 11 lbs, shipped)
    10 kg (~22 lbs) = $43.56/lb (~$958 for 22 lbs shipped)


    So......who's in? Everywhere else is $75+ per pound. If you buy 10-sticks at a time on Ebay or where-ever, you're paying the equivalent of ~$150+ per pound(!). (yes, I actually calculated it )
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  • #2
    I just got a quote from one of my suppliers for 1/16" (TIG filler) of CP2 at $44 per pound, and a minimum buy of 1lb.

    If interested try;

    Denise Zielinski-Kakos

    Titanium Processing Center

    51513 Industrial Drive

    New Baltimore, MI 48047

    586-716-7555 phone ext.6202

    888-771-9449 toll free

    586-716-8430 fax

    http://www.titaniumprocessingcenter.com

    [email protected]
    Richard
    West coast of Florida

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    • #3
      Thanks for the heads up! Not terribly interested in CP2, but I wrote them an email to see if they can offer Grade 23 tig wire.
      HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
      HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
      HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
      HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
      HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
      HTP Microcut 875SC

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      • #4
        Pedigree..??

        While suitable for practice and non critical applications..

        that Chinese Ti filler is probably not acceptable for many applications that require a certificate of origen or pedigree for materials used.. as in many if not most aerospace applications... which is where the MAJORITY of Ti is used...

        So it may not be a great buy at any price.. depending on your intended use..
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        • #5
          quite true. I don't mind
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          HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
          HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
          HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
          HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
          HTP Microcut 875SC

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          • #6
            Bump!
            HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
            HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
            HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
            HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
            HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
            HTP Microcut 875SC

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ltbadd View Post
              I just got a quote from one of my suppliers for 1/16" (TIG filler) of CP2 at $44 per pound, and a minimum buy of 1lb.

              If interested try;

              Denise Zielinski-Kakos

              Titanium Processing Center

              51513 Industrial Drive

              New Baltimore, MI 48047

              586-716-7555 phone ext.6202

              888-771-9449 toll free

              586-716-8430 fax

              http://www.titaniumprocessingcenter.com

              [email protected]
              They never got back to my email, they must be swamped.
              HTP Invertig221 D.V. Water-cooled
              HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG
              HTP Pro Pulse 200 MIG x2
              HTP Pro Pulse 220 MTS
              HTP Inverarc 200 TLP water cooled
              HTP Microcut 875SC

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