Would titanium eyeglass frames be different than any other titanium applications?
In the beginning, titanium eyeglass frames were designed in order to capture the known benefits of titanium – durability and strength associated with lightness. All of the above are must-haves for a nice and comfortable pair of glasses.
And titanium provided, as it usually does, a perfect solution, light, strong, durable, corrosion resistant and
Pure titanium eyeglasses seemed to make use of all titanium properties that made the metal a first choice for all other industrial and commercial applications.
But eyeglasses, like any other common item that is worn almost always through the entire day, is subjected to a lot of stress. They are routinely taken off to be cleaned and wiped. They enter in direct contact with sweat, tap water, salt water, soap, food, soda, acid rain and other things. They are forgotten on couches and car seats, sat on, dropped, thrown away in fury, raised above the eyebrows, practically all the English verbs that you can think off represent an action carried with or on the glasses.
And thus came the nickel – titanium shape memory alloy. This particular
also called NITINOL, is composed of nickel and titanium, has a very interesting history, connected with top secret NASA research. There are some conspiration theories which imply it was actually recovered from an Area 51 UFO crash.
It has the eccentric ability of being able to sustain a great deal of deformability without permanently altering its initial shape.
All the destructive forces that are, willingly or unwillingly, applied to glasses remain of no consequence to titanium frames.
The glasses bend accordingly to the stress force applied to them, but later they magically recover the initial shape - thus the shape memory designation.
You still have to be careful with your glasses, even if they are titanium, as, at least to what I'm aware of, nobody invented bendable lenses.
The memory designation of the alloy gives more than simply overall resistance. Over time, titanium eyeglasses made of this alloy will begin ‘remembering’ the exact shape of your bridge, so that they sit there undisturbed until you take them off. This gives them a perfect fit on the nose, blocking them from slipping off.
No more of pushing the glasses back into place with your fingers. Titanium eyeglass frames are the best lens medium and provide one of the most spectacular experience for one who has to rely on them for reaching truesight.
And when free shipping on prescription eyewear to anywhere in the US is available the purchase of titanium eyeglasses can actually become a truly unique experience.
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