Whoops (Accidental Titanium Coolness…)
You may not know this, but…
One of the BIGGEST problems I currently have in the production side of my titanium products is stopping the various parts “sticking” together when in the tumbler (as well as to the sides of the tumbler).
I haven’t yet found a “magic pill” solution because the products I produce are of various sizes and shapes. And, if they don’t have a hole through them, then it gets really tricky.
Anyway, I’ll get to the point…
I recently made a bit of a breakthrough (still at the testing stage though) with this. Woohoo!
I designed a little clip-type-thingy that would go through the holes in titanium parts. They had to be able to clip on quickly and easily. Oh, and they also had to be able to clip off quickly and easily too.
This little part was made out of titanium (obviously :-D) and, well, blow me down with a feather – turns out they look like cool split-ring-type-things …and, so far, they function like a hog!
So, I’ve just replaced all my split-rings on my key-chain with these as a trial. And, well, the results so far are kinda damn exciting.
Also, I’m gonna name these now (in case they turn into an actual product I produce and anyone decides to pilfer my idea :-P).
Take a look at the SnakeBite™:
These are in no way a final design (remember: these were only for the purpose of stopping titanium parts sticking together in my tumbler).
Would love to hear your thoughts on this… (good, bad and ugly)
Oh, one more thing…
You kinda “twist” these to get your keys (or whatever it is) to slip on and off them. I’ll see if I can do a video of them soon.