Image of a titanium bolt sitting on a blue bench vise attached to a drill press.

Drilling Titanium (with HSS Bits)

About two years ago I decided that Titanium would make a great material for a throat nozzle. Throat nozzles being the bit between the heatsink and heater on a 3D printer.

Fast forward two years. And now you can purchase them from at least a few sources. It’s good to have my notions verified.

Anyway, two years ago I did purchase a pack of M6 titanium bolts to center drill. Then, just this past weekend, I actually got around to attempting the drilling.

While the end result was a failure the process was a success. So after a bit of bench press re-aligning I’ll be spinning up the chuck again.

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