The material for Tipe arrived at our manufacturer last week and they have begun production. Here are some photos:
Figure 1: Tooling setup and initial production run
Figure 2: Turning manufacturing process for PE1505-13 (Clip Part)
Figure 3: Titanium stock cut to size (PE1505-13, before turning)
Figure 4: This complex part requires many stages
of machining (PE1505-13, after initial turning)
Figure 5: The parts in Figure 4 will become this
Since we did not have any parts produced that did not have the anodizing, I have asked our manufacturer to send a picture of what the bead blasted finish will look like. Figure 6 shows a sample part that has been bead blasted that will have the same appearance as the Natural Titanium Tipe.
Figure 6: Natural Titanium Finish
More to come as our parts get closer to the final stages of fabrication.