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A truly titanic project

Norstad’s titanium couch. The titanium rods were originally made for medical usage as femur implants but when tested had too much iron in the alloy. They came to Norstad in a bundle 1.5 feet wide by 20 feet long. The couch took 300 hours to complete and is built on an aluminum frame. He has enough tubing for three more and estimates its price at $16,000.

Norstad’s titanium couch. The titanium rods were originally made for medical usage as femur implants but when tested had too much iron in the alloy. They came to Norstad in a bundle 1.5 feet wide by 20 feet long. The couch took 300 hours to complete and is built on an aluminum frame. He has enough tubing for three more and estimates its price at $16,000.  |  Photo: Matt Pacocha
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A truly titanic project
Norstad’s titanium couch. The titanium rods were originally made for medical usage as femur implants but when tested had too much iron in the alloy. They came to Norstad in a bundle 1.5 feet wide by 20 feet long. The couch took 300 hours to complete and is built on an aluminum frame. He has enough tubing for three more and estimates its price at $16,000.  |  Photo: Matt Pacocha
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