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HAND MADE SR-71 TITANIUM RINGS AND WEDDING BANDS

HAND CUT - HAND SHAPED - HAND GROUND - HAND POLISHED

CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU TO YOUR EXACT SIZE


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Rounded Style Rings
$499


Made of a solid part of Titanium from a mission flown part of the SR-71 Blackbird.

Each ring is carefully hand ground and polished to the final size and profile.

Available in widths from 3/16" to 3/8".

Double Heat Treatment                                              High Polish    

                Small                                                   Edge of Space Blue







Save on matching sets.
Only $
449 for each Rounded ring when purchased as a set.





Low Profile Rings
$549

Composed from a part which has two layers of the SR-71 Titanium metal.

These rings display a feature presenting a texture unique to every individual ring.

Available in widths from 1/4 " to 5/16".
 


Colorized




Polished



Save on matching sets.
Only $499for each Low Profile ring when purchased as a set.





All of the rings are rounded on the inside diameter for a comfortable fit.


You choose the finish-

Colorized
or
Original polished metal finish.


 FREE
PRIORITY SHIPPING, TRACKING,
AND INSURANCE ON U.S. DELIVERIES ONLY.


International Orders
U.S. Postal Service Rates Apply
Shipped International Priority Mail Express / Fully Insured
Generally cost $48




Find your ring size



Not all gauges on the market are accurate and many standards are used throughout the world.

Do not use a tapered mandrel type sizing gauge to determine your size.






DISPLAYS & OTHER ITEMS






Titanium ADP Shield

$249



SR-71 LASER IMAGE DISPLAY

$249






LASER ENGRAVED SR-71 TITANIUM
ID / DOG TAGS  $139 Each
Get it custom engraved with your name and choice of image shown above.




August Special !
ONE FREE SR-71 TITANIUM DOG TAG

with the purchase of an SR-71 Titanium Ring or any order of $499 or more.








SR-71 Titanium Part Cross Sections in Original Finish

Cut to size $89 per square inch.


Polished, Drilled, or Laser Engraved add $49






Whole, 38 inch long SR-71 Nickle Based Super Alloy, Ejector Nozzle Part Available
Inquire for price.







Historical Background on SR-71 Titanium

Clarence "Kelly" Johnson quotes about the SR-71 Titanium and problems during it's development.

"The tough titanium actually is a very sensitive material to handle."

"Titanium is such a ridged material that it cannot be shoved into place - as can some other metals and therefore cut to less-exact tolerances."

"It must be tooled to fit. "This  exact tooling is very expensive-"

"Special tools were required, a drill would be totally destroyed after about 17 rivet holes."

"We were paying $119 per foot for titanium extrusions, and it was costing us $19 per inch to machine them".
(That's early 1960's dollars)

Kelly Johnson's narration of the Blackbird titanium parts fabrication process.

"Hot sizing process at ADP is used to form close tolerance parts from titanium sheet metal.

A furnace is used to preheat steel dies to 1400 degrees F.

The hot die is then move to a hot sizing press where they are then kept hot by electric heaters.

The hydraulically operated hot sizing press applies pressure to the titanium parts holding them at a constant temperature and pressure for a processing period of 15 minutes.

The parts are then removed from the dies and allowed to cool.

Parts are then pickled and cleaned and then readied for assembly.

Spot welding machines with close current controls are use to assemble many of the Blackbird airframe components.

This equipment is of special design and suitable only for a sophisticated titanium alloy.
"

The secret code name used by the Lockheed Skunk Works for this material was "Unobtainium".




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