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Exotic Metal Orbs are a unique precision machined spherical keepsake container. Titanium - Copper - Stainless Steel - Brass - Sphere
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The Orb is back! 

In 2014 we launched our first Kickstarter with the Aluminum Orb that was backed by over 1,100 Kickstartians! Now we have taken the Orb to the next level with four new metals: Brass, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Titanium. 

These Exotic Metal Orbs add even more awesomeness to the elegant design of this spherical container. Whether you give it away as a jewelry or gift box, store your own items in it, or simply use it as desk art, the Orb’s precision fit and craftsmanship are sure to please.

The Stainless Steel Exotic Orb
The Stainless Steel Exotic Orb
The Stainless Steel Exotic Orb
The Stainless Steel Exotic Orb
The Copper Exotic Orb
The Copper Exotic Orb
The Brass Exotic Orb
The Brass Exotic Orb
The Titanium Exotic Orb
The Titanium Exotic Orb

Meet the Metals:  

Brass 

Weighing in at 130 grams, this Orb is made from ultra low lead C27450 Brass (lead content .25% max).    

Brass
Brass

The use of Brass has a long history dating back thousands of years. This very popular metal can be found in simple things such as keys and water faucets to more specialized items such as musical instruments. Its warm, gold color makes it aesthetically pleasing.

Stainless Steel 

This 120 gram Orb is made from 303 Stainless.  

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel

The famous Gateway Arch which defines St. Louis' skyline is clad in Stainless Steel. That is just one of the uses for this wonderful metal. You can find Stainless Steel in cookware, cutlery, and surgical instruments. Its low corrosion rate makes this an appealing choice of metals.

Copper 

At 135 grams, this 110 copper is 99.9% pure.  

Copper
Copper

Copper is one of the grandaddies of metal - its use dating back some 11,000 years. 60,000 pounds of Copper was used in making the Statue of Liberty. This very soft metal is also used for electrical wire, roofing and plumbing applications. It takes on a rich, warm glow when shined, but patinas naturally into a dark brown in a short time.

Titanium 

Grade 2 Titanium weighs in at 70 grams.  

Titanium
Titanium

Titanium was discovered in the late 1700s but it wasn't until the early 1900s that pure metallic Titanium (99.9% pure) was first prepared. We use a commercially pure grade of Titanium for the Orb that runs approximately 99% pure. The complexity of the production method used to make Titanium is a major reason the material is so expensive. Because of its high tensile strength to density ratio and high corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance and high crack resistance, an alloyed form of Titanium is used in aircraft, armor plating, naval ships, spacecraft and missiles. Other industries that use Titanium are auto, architectural, and medical. This is really cool stuff!

Care of Orbs 

Both the Brass and Copper Orbs will patina naturally, which many find very desirable. The Orb will become mottled, darken, and lose its luster. If you prefer a polished finish, you will need to give them a buff from time to time with a polishing compound.  

Though Stainless and Titanium Orbs do a pretty good job at holding their shine, you will want to re-polished them from time to time with a polishing compound to brighten them up.

 Add-Ons

Add Orbs to any reward! Simply add to your pledge amount for the appropriate Orb metal and count.

For each Brass: Domestic add: $44, International add: $47
For each Stainless: Domestic add: $54, International add: $57
For each Copper: Domestic add: $64, International add: $67
For each Titanium: Domestic add: $104, International add: $107

Also offering as a special add-on - the original Aluminum Orb!
For each original Aluminum Orb: Domestic add: $20, International add: $23
The Aluminum Orb is available in a variety of colors, for details and color options on The Aluminum Orb click here to checkout our first Kickstarter Project.

If funded, we will be sending out a survey at the close of the campaign. This is where you will specify the items that you backed, as well as any add-ons or color preferences. 

Video and photos by Matthew Ames - ballisticbreakthrough@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

We've been producing precision parts and products for our manufacturing customers since 1995. In 2014 we launched our first Kickstarter project to produce "The Orb" which reached 1020% funding... wildly exceeding our expectations (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870848347/the-orb/description). All rewards were successfully shipped on time. Our second, "Keep'n-it" (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870848347/keepn-it/description) and third, "UFOrb" (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870848347/the-uforb-a-quantum-ballistic-saucer/description) were all funded and shipped on time as well. We bring the same level of commitment and integrity to this project, "Exotic Metal Orbs."

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    Brass Orb

    One Exotic Brass Orb.
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    Stainless Steel Orb

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    Copper Orb

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    Titanium Orb - Early Bird

    One Exotic Titanium Orb at special early bird pricing.
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    Titanium Orb

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    Brass, Stainless, and Copper

    One each of: Brass, Stainless Steel, and Copper for a total of three Exotic Orbs.
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    All Four

    One each: Brass, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Titanium for a total of four Exotic Orbs.
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    Brass Orb - Early Bird

    One Exotic Brass Orb at special early bird pricing.
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    Stainless Steel Orb - Early Bird

    One Exotic Stainless Steel Orb at special early bird pricing.
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    Copper Orb - Early Bird

    One Exotic Copper Orb at special early bird pricing.
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    All Four - Early Bird

    One each: Brass, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Titanium for a total of four Exotic Orbs at special early bird pricing.
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