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Tantalum Components Suited for Medical Applications


Posted by tblair on September 16, 2011

Tantalum is tough, durable, and ductile.Tubular and stamped medical device components are manufactured from a variety of metals compatible with medical procedures. Materials supplied include tantalum, niobium, and tantalum composites in plate, sheet, foil, bead, wire, and tube form. As an example of tantalum’s characteristics, tantalum tubing features a high boiling point, a melting point of 2997°C, resistance to corrosive attack by acids and liquid metals, ductility, superconductivity, high-temperature strength, low thermal expansion, and high capacitance. It is suitable for use in several medical applications, including fracture and cranial-defect repair applications and permanent bone implants. Tough, durable, and ductile, tantalum also offers good workability and weldability. In addition, it possesses the ability to grow uniform and stable oxides with good dielectric properties.

A. T. Wall Co.
Warwick, RI, 401/739-0740


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