Engraving titanium

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#5

Would it be possible to get some images of more curved surfaces being engraved?


#6

Of course those are a thing - I carry one in my luggage on all trips. Never know when I might want to hit the hotel store and get a pint of Ben & Jerry’s :slightly_smiling: I’m going to engrave my name on mine now that you’ve mentioned this!


#7

Raise your hand if you own a titanium spork. :hand:


#8

:hand:

Bought it almost 10 years ago, and it is still in the package…
because the package says Titanium Spork!


#9

Titanium spork?? I must have one.


#10

I am sure they are available in many places. Mine came from REI.


#11

just found some on amazon :+1:


#12

Mine was a Christmas present several years back. I think it came from Thinkgeek, but they are out of stock.
Here is the Amazon Link, and they have fun colors!


#13

I think every GlowForge must now include a Titanium Spork.


#14

Wasn’t this a reward that would get unlocked if the campaign passed $20M? pretty sure we all get titanium sporks… pretty sure.


#15

Anyone ever have TSA troubles with titanium sporks?


#16

I’ve never flown with mine.


#17

Do you have any images of how the titanium sporks turned out? How does it fair with plain, non-coated, or raw titanium?


#18

Check out this thread for some nice examples of lasered Ti Hey experienced current laser owners/users


#19

Nope & I fly weekly.

It’s funny, they freak if you bring a bread knife but up in first class they have full spread of knives & forks :slightly_smiling:


#20

They were kind of a mess because I was engraving the Glowforge logo on them repeatedly and haphazardly, so I didn’t grab any pics.


#21

I’ve prefer a product called thermark when etching/engraving on metals that are not anodized.
On these titanium alloy knives, the etching alone was not noticable enough. These were done with the Thermark on a 25wt CO2 laser.


#22

Kershaw Cryo, right? I have the same knife. Well, that’s something else I’m going to have to do now.:grin:


#23

Where does one buy the Thermark? Can it be shipped, as can’t remember the rules with aerosol.


#24

I think its all been changed to cermark. Inventables, engraversnetwork.com, JDSindustries. There are more places, but check them all to see any sales.