H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium has developed a range of atomised tantalum and niobium (Ta/Nb) powders and their alloys for additive manufacturing (AM).

The new AMtrinsic powders range from binary over complex multinary to high-entropy alloys, with alloying elements including titanium, zirconium, hafnium, molybdenym, tungsten, vanadium, tin, and aluminum, the company said.

According to H.C. Starck, tantalum and niobium and alloys containing those elements have high melting points, corrosion resistance, improved chemical resistance, and thermal and electrical conductivity, making them suitable for a range of high-tech applications, such as chemical processing, superconductors, energy, or high-temperature environments. They are also reportedly suitable for medical implants.

AMtrinsic powders have improved flowability, high tap density, a spherical shape, and narrow particle-size distribution, according to the company.

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