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Re: Chain Plate Replacement
Do you have any knowledge of titanium being used for chain plates? I wouldn't think you could use the same dimensions as steel and get equal strengths and then there is the problem of titanium "work hardening", which could result in catastrophic failure. Work hardening could be minimized if everthing was very precise and no stress risers introduced by any of the components - clevis pins, bolts, etc.
I would certainly want an engineer experienced in titanium applications to design and specify your new chain plates.
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I would just stick with my stainless chain plate dimension then I would get extra factor of safety with titanium.