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  1. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Thanks to @BriP for his broken half x hinge, we've finally got a prototype replacement hinge core made out of solid titanium. Here it is anodized blue to prove it's real titanium

    Half x titanium replacement hinge - PhotoGrid_1462936528766.jpg
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    tested in a frame yet? curious to see how you can alter the shape to improve the endstops etc.


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  3. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That's great news!! Now about those R1 replacement gaskets.....
     
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  4. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    lol they're on the back burner. Got a few more prototypes on the home stretch :)
     
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  5. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Yup, it's currently installed on a frame undergoing thorough testing. The shape of the hinge can alter how far they open up. Springs are functioning as per normal and can also be tensioned to provide softer or stiffer bounce
     
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  6. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    How long do you think it will be before they become available, and what kind of price tag do you anticipate?
     
  7. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    i don't know if there's sufficient interest to get large quantities made. Milling titanium is not cake walk and I personally believe that type of hinge should never be used on x-metals - it's not designed to sustain that sort of load. There are other spring hinge designs that are sturdier than this design
     
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  8. #1 Stunna!

    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Jdd32 you are an absolute master when it comes to repairing or restoring x metals!! We are lucky to have you around! :drinks:
     
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  9. kronin323

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    Excellent. Hope it makes it to production.
     
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  10. ATX_Oakman

    ATX_Oakman Oakley Beginner

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    I'm game! You make them and I'll buy them. Please let me know when they become available. Thank you!