I know this is not car related, but it does have bearing to the exige owning community. I am getting married in January next year and decided that titanium wedding ring’s were so last season. Being difficult and to some extent liking the way it rolled off the tongue I decided that inconel was the material to have. This is where the exige connection comes in, one of the local exige owners has a specialist engineering works, making things like the titanium screws for surgical purposes and many other exotic things, I discussed the possibility of having a ring made up in inconel, he said it might be slight problem for a jeweler as it’s reasonably hard, but that sourcing a small piece would not be a problem and that he had worked with it in the past. Anyway long story short he ended up machining my band from a billet of inconel and I am well chuffed, the band is 1.5mm thick and about 6mm wide.
Inconel used consists of 90% nickel and chrome, 0.03% iron so should out last me at least, and be stable up to temps of 1300deg C, so I could comfortabally drop it in a catalyst by accident and not be to concerned , well honestly I would be concerned if it was still attached to my finger, but I’ll deal with that if and when it happens
Honestly I am not sure how jewelers work with 100% titanium, after grinding some bolts off my undertray a while ago i just don’t think it is possible for a jeweler to work with it. Certain there stuff must contain a fair amount of titanium but not the pure alloy.
Amazing how many obscure things you can end up with due to the exige community