Stainless Steel vs. Titanium

What is the difference?

There are a few differences when it comes to Stainless Steel (SS) and Titanium (TI) Hoppers. Each unit has the same internal heater and electronics but a different exterior. Here's a complete breakdown of what separates the two models:

1. Look and Feel - The TI and SS Hoppers look relatively similar. The SS Hopper is silver and shiny, while the TI Hopper has a slight green hue and is less reflective. Each unit has a unique feel due to the balance and size to weight ratio.

2. Weight - TI Hopper is lighter than the SS Hopper.
SS Weight (w/o battery) - 45g
TI Weight (w/o battery) - 35g

3. Strength - The strength of the TI Hopper vs. SS Hopper is complicated to quantify. On paper, SS is roughly 5% "stronger." However, since the TI Hopper is lighter and more flexible, it is less susceptible to damage when dropped.

4. Biologically Compatible - TI is biologically compatible. It is used widely in the medical industry because it is biologically inert and non-allergenic.

5. Corrosion Resistance - TI has exceptional resistance to corrosion when compared to SS. While SS will resist most corrosion through a thin oxide layer that forms on its surface, it can be susceptible to rust under taxing circumstances.

6. Anodization - TI can be anodized to create color without paint or dye. This ability makes it the best choice for the color Hopper. Using an electrolyte fluid and applying current, a layer of titanium dioxide builds on the surface of the metal. This light refractive oxide layer can produce a range of colors depending on its thickness.

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