Reliable Materials for Medical Applications
Tantalum and niobium are always coated with a perfect oxide layer that features a high degree of biocompatibility. For this reason, they are used in medical technology for the production of bone replacement material and implants to generate radio opacity (e.g. AMtrinsic® spherical tantalum powder for 3D printing).
Moreover, tantalum capacitors are also used in medical applications – such as in hearing systems or implantable medical electronics – and anywhere where maximum performance within minimum space is required for example in. implantable defibrillators or pacemakers.