• Does your robot need strong and light armor? (Of course it does!) Titanium is the #1 choice for armoring combat robots thanks to its high strength-to-weight ratio.
• FingerTech carries high quality Grade 5 titanium sheets. (Gr2 or "commercially pure" titanium is much weaker and not what you want for combat robots!)
- Use 0.5mm (0.02") for wrapping around wheels and making springy, shock-absorbing armor.
- Use the medium sizes for rigid panels and wedges.
- Use 3mm (0.12") for weapon bars and blades. (Or impenetrable armor!)
- Thin sizes can be cut with aviation snips and metal shears, thicker sizes with rotary tools (dremel discs, angle grinder zip discs, metal-cutting chop saw), and bandsaws (using metal-cutting blade).
- Can be bent by hand tools or a brake (thicker sizes should be cautiously heated to glowing orange with a propane torch to prevent cracking). Larger radius bends work better!
- Use cutting fluid when drilling, with slow RPM and high pressure.
Grade: Gr5 (6AL-4V) ASTM B265
Sheet Size: 20.32x25.4cm (8x10")
Sizes are ±4mm, thicknesses ±0.15mm, and sheets may not be perfectly flat or unmarked.
Density: 4.43g/cm3 (2.56oz/in3)
Thickness and Weight:
- 0.5mm (0.02"): 114g (4.03 oz) *Note: This batch is averaging 0.60mm-0.65mm thick*
- 0.8mm (0.03"): 183g (6.45 oz)
- 1.0mm (0.04"): 229g (8.07 oz)
- 2.0mm (0.08"): 458g (16.16oz)
- 3.0mm (0.12"): 687g (24.23oz)
Tensile Strength: 9687kgf/cm2 (138kpsi)
Note: The 0.5mm thickness is more expensive than 0.8mm because it is difficult to manufacture. But it is one of the most useful sizes for small robots thanks to being so springy! Bend a piece around the back of your robot to make very light and strong wheel guards.