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Can you bend titanium glasses frames?

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Titanium metal has high tensile strength, which means it can withstand significant force or pressure without easily deforming or breaking. It isn't easy to bend titanium glasses frames without the appropriate tools and expertise.
Titanium is a lightweight and durable metal that has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Spectacle and sunglasses frames made from this material are resistant to bending, warping, or snapping under normal wear and tear conditions, making it a popular, if expensive, choice for eyewear frames.
Titanium eyewear frames are usually very thin, making the metal more heat-sensitive than other materials. Attempting to bend titanium frames without proper knowledge or tools may lead to frame breakage or distortion, rendering the glasses unwearable.

Get professionals to repair titanium glasses

Suppose you need to adjust your titanium glasses? In that case, it is highly recommended that you hand them to an eyewear professional such as AlpaOmega Frame Repairs, as they have the necessary tools and experience. AlphaOmegas has specialised equipment that can heat the frame in specific areas and carefully adjust the shape without damaging the material.
Titanium is corrosion-resistant, which is particularly beneficial for glasses frames as they often come into contact with moisture, sweat, and various environmental conditions. This combination of strength, durability, and lightweight comfort, makes them a preferred choice for many.
However, it's important to note that the specific strength and durability of titanium frames can vary depending on the alloy used and the design of the frames.

Taking care of your titanium frames

Proper care and maintenance can significantly extend their lifespan. With good care, they can last for many years, but the lifespan will vary depending on various factors, including how well they are maintained. Clean the frames regularly using a soft cloth and mild soap, avoiding harsh chemicals that could damage the surface.
The way you handle and use your glasses can impact their lifespan. Avoid excessive bending or twisting of the frames, which can weaken them over time. Be careful when taking off or putting on the glasses to prevent undue stress on the frames, and always store your glasses in a protective case when not in use can help prevent accidental damage.
Your lifestyle and usage patterns can also affect how long titanium glasses frames last. If you engage in activities that strain the frames or expose them to harsh conditions, such as sports or heavy physical work, they may experience more wear and tear compared to everyday use.

How long will titanium glasses last?

While it's difficult to provide an exact lifespan for titanium glasses frames, many users find that they can last for several years and sometimes even a decade or more with proper care.
However, if you notice any signs of damage or wear, such as loose hinges, frame deformation, or coating peeling, it may be time to consider repairing the frames to ensure optimal comfort and vision correction.
AlphaOmega's expert engineers have years of experience in repairing titanium frames and offer you a free quote and mending bent or broken titanium glasses frames.

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