The company aims to commercialise these alloys for manufacturing mill products, preform shapes and wire products for applications such as high-strength low-modulus implants and mechanically deployed and shape-memory nickel-free cardiovascular stents, and medical wires.

The manufacturing process utilizes Dynamet’s powder metallurgy (PM) technology to create titanium–tantalum alloys in a way that is not possible using conventional melting technology. Instead, the company uses a PM cold and hot isostatic pressing (CHIP) process to fabricate titanium alloys and metal matrix composites (MMCs).  The technology can also be used to produce a wide variety of near-net shapes including turbine rotors, missile housings, missile fins, motor cases and thin wall tubes.