Shielding Parts / Radiation Shielding

ADVANTAGES

Dense refractory alloys are vital for the manufacture of radiation shielding parts in advanced medical equipment and industrial processing facilities. They serve the dual purpose of protecting patients or operating personnel alongside more sensitive components from intense electromagnetic radiation. H.C. Starck Solutions has developed a catalog of advanced shielding parts using high-density refractory metals and their alloys, including: tantalum (Ta), electron beam melted (EBM) tantalum, tungsten (W), tungsten heavy alloy (WHA), and titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (TZM).

APPLICATION

Radiation Management, Heat Management, Superconductivity

MARKET SEGMENT

Medical, Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

Ta, Ta EBM, W, WHA, Wcu, TZM

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H.C. Starck Solutions has emerged as one of the leading suppliers of advanced shielding parts for radiation and heat management, and superconductivity applications.

Shielding Parts for High-Technology Applications

The density of a material is an essential factor in its radiation absorption properties. Heavier metals like tantalum (with a density of ~16.6 g/cm3) and tungsten (~19.3g/cm3) are more effective at absorbing radiation across the full spectrum – including X-rays and infrared (IR) waves – than conventional structural materials. Yet, the inherent properties of these metals make them very difficult to fabricate into finished components with the tight tolerances required of high-technology applications.

H.C. Starck Solutions has over 20 years’ experience in the field of manufacturing intricate components using high-performance refractory metals for the medical sector. Specializing in the generation of fabricated shielding parts for medical and industrial applications, H.C. Starck Solutions offers tailored radiation management solutions comprised of some of the heaviest metals on earth. These capabilities are buoyed by expertise in the fields of CNC grinding, milling, and lathe turning for numerous refractory material types. Final quality control processes guarantee that shielding parts are delivered within tight tolerances to customer specifications, with high capability inspection equipment ensuring highly uniform topographies with approximate resolutions of 0.1 – 1 micrometer (μm).

H.C. Starck Solutions shielding parts made using tantalum, tungsten, and their alloys have already provided appreciable returns on investment (ROIs) to customers in demanding industrial processing applications, advanced medical technology sectors, and cutting-edge superconductivity markets. If you would like to learn more about H.C. Starck Solutions shielding parts, simply contact a member of the team today.

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Isotope Containers

ADVANTAGES

WHM alloys can be used as a replacement for the traditional lead alloy because of their stronger absorptive effect.
This allows the production of corresponding isotope containers and other components in a more compact way.

APPLICATION

Radiation Management

MARKET SEGMENT

Medical, Industrial Processing

MATERIALS

W, WHA

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Bearing Parts

ADVANTAGES

Refractory alloys with high wear resistance and useful heat dissipation properties are widely used to fabricate bearing parts for advanced instrumentation. They serve the purpose of supporting and guiding spindles, axis, and other complex moving parts without succumbing to mechanical degradation due to friction.

APPLICATION

Radiation Management

MARKET SEGMENT

Medical

MATERIALS

Mo, EBM Mo, TZM

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H.C. Starck Solutions specializes in the fabrication of high-technology bearings and bearing parts using advanced metals and alloys, including molybdenum (Mo), electron-beam melted (EBM) molybdenum, and titanium-zirconium-molybdenum (TZM).

Among other applications, H.C. Starck Solutions generates advanced bearing parts for cutting-edge medical technology applications.

Bearing Parts for Radiation Management

X-ray imaging is a critical tool that intersects numerous fields of medical and healthcare services, from dentistry to veterinary medicine. Every medical system that uses X-rays to produce images of bone structures is built around a core device: The X-ray tube. This is used to convert an electrical input into a controllable source of X-radiation which occupies the electromagnetic spectrum from approximately 0.01 – 10 nanometers (nm).

Only a limited amount of energy supplied is successfully converted into X-rays, while the rest is converted into heat. To counteract potential thermal degradation of integral components in the X-ray tube, a rotating anode is used to dissipate process heat. This requires advanced bearings and bearing parts to continuously rotate an anode in the high vacuum (HV) of an X-ray tube, with 360° of motion.

H.C. Starck Solutions has over 20 years’ experience in the development of spiral grooved bearings using refractory metals and alloys. With exceptional wear-resistant and thermal conductivity properties, molybdenum and its alloys have successfully been applied for complex bearing assemblies in X-ray tubes. H.C. Starck Solutions unmatched experienced in cutting, tuning, and finishing fabricated refractory components also guarantees uniform tribological properties for limited friction and mechanical resistance. H.C. Starck Solutions bearings and bearing parts are subsequently well-equipped for long-service in X-ray imaging assemblies, with outstanding resistance to process G-forces, noise, temperature, rotational speeds, and vibration.

If you would like to learn more about H.C. Starck Solutions bearings and bearing parts, simply contact a member of the team today.

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