actually i wasn't kidding at all. i get the sense i know a great deal more about Ti and carbon fiber than you guys do.
It's possible, I'm neither a metallurgist nor a materials engineer. I just know enough to make appropriate desicions about which materials to use in design applications.
not only that you guys must not very active people
tons of stuff is made from these products these days. you certainly can buy a Ti carbon weave racket just about anywhere.
There may be many tennis rackets which utilize carbon fibers and titanium to some degree. Much of it is marketing, a far cry from truly meaningful materials, like "Carbotanium".
What do you suppose is the fiber volume ratio of a GFRP/Ti weave racket available for $30?
expensive? well, not in the amount we're talking about for a camera body.
Have you looked at a camera body
Could you lay one up? Sure. But it's far more cost effective to cast and machine.
In the fields of racing/aero/space these items have been around for decades
Three examples no rational person would consider inexpensive.
i know what i'm talking about. berylium? please, how about econel? you don't know nuthin' about metals or tennis.
You know enough to list some materials, misspelling both. Inconel? Good old 6Al-4V (I presume your expertise means I need only spell out the alloy rather than the raw material) has a better strength to weight ratio.
AlBeMet trounces them both, and is easier to machine.
If the specific application doesn't require great corrosion resistance and thermal consistency, you'd be crazy to use Inconel with all else being equal.