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So in collaboration with mkawa, I'll have access to some 14 gauge/.08" CP4 grade (aerospace grade) titanium. That means some custom 60% sized plates out of TITANIUM. I'm thinking any layout you want (if jdcarpe doesn't mind helping me with design, I have quite a few designs already) with the caveat that you don't mine paying for the programming fee.


Not sure on pricing or time frame but still let me know if you're interested. I think we'll have to order in quantities of 12 due to the sheet size that mkawa can get


Also, switch tools......



Laser guy got back to me, he can only fit 8-9 plates per kawa sheet. He did also get back to me with a cutting fee with material provided. The final cost of the plate is looking to be around $75 + shipping to you. As for tools, it depends on how many he can fit onto the remaining scrap metal (no cutting fee quoted)




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- riotonthebay
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- Latin00032
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- ethankz750
- joneslee85
- Proc31
- heedpantsnow
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 17:51:06 »
Tentatively interested pending pricing information and changing future circumstances, etc. :)

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 17:54:34 »
I'm in for a 60 percent hhkb type plate.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 17:55:17 »
Tentatively interested pending pricing information and changing future circumstances, etc. :)

me too, would go for an Ansi 1.5 plate

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 17:58:21 »
Plate for a FC660M?

Might be interested and at the very least for a switch tool.
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 18:00:28 »
I like this idea, just have to figure out what plate I would want...

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 18:04:34 »
Make me an hhkb style that fits omron switches. Me love you long time.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 18:24:01 »
2x Poker layout but with split backspace please!

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 18:38:39 »
Only 60%?

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:56:15 »
Also, switch tools......

My body is ready

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:57:43 »
titanium switch tools :eek:

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 20:21:37 »
titanium switch tools :eek:

I missed that the first time I read the OP. Yissssss!

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 20:23:26 »
Hell yeah. I'm in for some switch tools and a HHKB style plate.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 20:48:01 »
I'm interested in a "Universal 10x Spacebar" plate for a GH60.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 20:57:28 »
me too, would go for an Ansi 1.5 plate

Tentatively interested pending pricing information and changing future circumstances, etc. :)

I like this idea, just have to figure out what plate I would want...

I'm in for a 60 percent hhkb type plate.

Hell yeah. I'm in for some switch tools and a HHKB style plate.

I'm interested in a "Universal 10x Spacebar" plate for a GH60.

2x Poker layout but with split backspace please!


Interest noted, you'll be first in line. The first 12 plates cut are kind of a prototype because my guy CAN cut Ti, but he hasn't before. So the first plate cut will be mine to calibrate settings, but I can't guarantee them turning out perfectly



Make me an hhkb style that fits omron switches. Me love you long time.

omron switches? Do they have a special cutout?


Plate for a FC660M?

Might be interested and at the very least for a switch tool.

I don't have any drawings for a 660M plate


Only 60%?

Right now, 60% nest on the plate perfectly. TKLs could be done, but they don't nest nearly as well
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 21:47:04 »
Yea omrons are stupid....more close to mx cutouts than alps.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 21:56:45 »
In for switch tool  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 22:06:58 »
Interested pending on price. What type of finish would it have? Just the unfinished machined look or something else?
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 22:37:40 »
in for a switch tool cuz my R1 one from john has extra metal on the inside thats annoying me

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 23:37:38 »

Hell yeah. I'm in for some Ti switch tools and a plate but can't decide which one.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 23:39:07 »
In for a switch tool.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 00:16:47 »
Interested pending on price. What type of finish would it have? Just the unfinished machined look or something else?
it will get somewhere between a 36 and 40-ish mil finish. think stainless steel 4B. not polished down to a shine, but a little matte.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 00:19:41 »

in for a switch tool cuz my R1 one from john has extra metal on the inside thats annoying me

Something a file can't take care of?

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 00:22:37 »
What properties does Ti have over stainless steel which make it better for plates?  I could be interested once we get an idea on price.

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 00:36:29 »
titanium is as strong as stainless steel but weighs about 1/10 as much, roughly. stainless steel refers to a huge number of alloys, whereas titanium is generally judged on purity, (CP grades). this is CP material, and not an alloy such as 16av. as such, this material offers many of the benefits of very low carbon martensitic stainless with a fraction of the weight and about 10-15% more dimensional stability.

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 00:50:49 »
SWITCH TOOLS PLSSSSSSSS. No seriously. I need these switch tools.
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 01:35:52 »
I may be interested in a universal iso plate (same as offered in gh60 gb) and a switch tool.
It all depends on price and shipping to me!
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 01:40:09 »

in for a switch tool cuz my R1 one from john has extra metal on the inside thats annoying me

Something a file can't take care of?

Too lazy tbh

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 01:56:44 »
If these plates allow switch top removal I'll bump my order to 2 plates. Not fussed if it costs more, I've got two plates here already but they're just universal plates and I know I'll wind up wanting to change springs or stems some time in the future.
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It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 02:18:04 »
also re: finish, titanium has fantastic bulk material properties and low weight but doesn't have a ton of surface hardness, so you can really finish the sheet however you want to with pretty basic tools. part of my mockup for the project this material is for involves a brushed and wetsanded CP grade 2 plate that i've been trying to get mostly flat for conductivity experiments. i can take some pictures tomorrow if there's interest. titan has a pretty unique look to it for metallurgic  reasons i don't understand in the least.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 02:19:52 »
also re: finish, titanium has fantastic bulk material properties and low weight but doesn't have a ton of surface hardness, so you can really finish the sheet however you want to with pretty basic tools. part of my mockup for the project this material is for involves a brushed and wetsanded CP grade 2 plate that i've been trying to get mostly flat for conductivity experiments. i can take some pictures tomorrow if there's interest. titan has a pretty unique look to it for metallurgic  reasons i don't understand in the least.

Yeah pics would be awesome! I love the look of titanium, as soon as I saw the IC I knew I was in regardless of what was on offer.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 02:32:58 »
Will these plates have switch top removal?

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 02:36:47 »
Definitely in for switch tool...
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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 03:27:52 »
Just go for universal ANSI and universal ISO :)
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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 04:32:32 »
In for switch tool.

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 05:01:17 »
In for a pair of tool & maybe a plate. :D depending on the price n
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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 06:51:50 »
Interested depending on price. ISO Poker 2 plate. Possibly an ISO TLK too if it is confirmed that it will fit on the raw sheet.

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 07:11:21 »
... take some pictures tomorrow if there's interest...

If you would please... thanks in advance!


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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 08:32:04 »
in for a switch tool cuz my R1 one from john has extra metal on the inside thats annoying me

I'm in for a set of switch tools since I lost mine (or Bob ate them...) :'(

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 08:36:39 »
In for a pair of switch tools.

Also interested in a plate with the HHKB layout.

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:09:50 »
When everyone says they want a plate with HHKB layout do you guys mean the original HHKB layout (6x) or a modified one making use of 7x space bar?
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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:16:41 »
When everyone says they want a plate with HHKB layout do you guys mean the original HHKB layout or a modified one making use of 7x space bar?

Original layout for me

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:17:53 »
Depends what's on offer I guess, I'd be happiest with a 6.25 spacebar.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:18:13 »
I would love to see one of these cases made with k70 aesthetics. I think a 60% would look fantastic with little to no lip above the plate.

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:19:03 »
Depends what's on offer I guess, I'd be happiest with a 6.25 spacebar.

Well the original HHKB is 6x not 6.25x not sure how exactly that works out...

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:48:41 »
Depends what's on offer I guess, I'd be happiest with a 6.25 spacebar.

Well the original HHKB is 6x not 6.25x not sure how exactly that works out...

Interesting -- thought they were 6.25x as well. Adjusting my previous repsonse to HHKB with 6.25x spacebar.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:52:52 »
Reading through this, I think I'd be up for a HHKB plate with a short shift and 6.25x spacebar.

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Re: [IC] - Aerospace grade titanium 60% plates
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 09:59:43 »
Depends what's on offer I guess, I'd be happiest with a 6.25 spacebar.

Well the original HHKB is 6x not 6.25x not sure how exactly that works out...

Yeah that's going to be a ***** to find spacebars in 6x though.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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« Reply #48 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 10:11:07 »
Depends what's on offer I guess, I'd be happiest with a 6.25 spacebar.

Well the original HHKB is 6x not 6.25x not sure how exactly that works out...

Yeah that's going to be a ***** to find spacebars in 6x though.

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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 10:54:10 »
This all sounds great, but it also sounds monumentally expensive.
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