Titanium Eye Glass Frame Repair

Written by dan fielder | 13/05/2017
Titanium Eye Glass Frame Repair
Titanium frames are difficult to break, but enough applied force will damage them. (eyeglasses image by Eldin Muratovic from Fotolia.com)

Repairing eyeglass frames can be a tricky business, whether done at the store or at home. Some of the parts involved are delicate and tiny, such as the hinge assembly and screws.

Titanium Properties

Titanium is a strong and lightweight metal with good resistance to corrosion, making it a good candidate for durable eyeglass frames. It's only about 60 per cent as dense as iron and is non-magnetic.

Professional Repair

An optometrist's office or eyeglass sales centre usually offers frame repair service. Either they do in-store repair or ship the frames to a repair facility. Methods of repair include soldering and welding, terms which most people are familiar with. Brazing is a less-well-known method of repair that can lead to high-quality results. Brazing joins pieces with heat in excess of 449 degrees Celsius, and then uses a filler metal which has a lower melting temperature than the base metal.

Home Repair

You can buy frame repair kits in chemists, department stores and hardware stores. Typically, a kit includes a tiny screwdriver and generic replacement screws. Using a strong glue is the safest and least expensive method for joining frame parts at home. Soldering requires more practice and can result in skin burns if you are not careful.

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