X-ray Generation

Market Segment




Elmet Technologies (formerly H.C. Starck Solutions) supplies advanced bearing parts for cutting-edge medical X-ray applications. X-ray tubes in computed tomography (CT) scanners make use of rotating anodes to dissipate heat in a high vacuum environment. This places extreme demands on the mechanical and thermal resilience of their components, which can only be met by high-performance refractory metals and alloys. Offering exceptional wear-resistance and thermal conductivity, our spiral-grooved refractory metal bearings play a vital role in rotating anode assemblies in high-energy X-ray tubes.

Materials and Specifications

Elmet Technologies (formerly H.C. Starck Solutions) manufactures bearing parts from a wide range of refractory metals and alloys, including molybdenum (Mo), electron-beam melted (EBM) molybdenum, and titanium-zirconium-molybdenum alloy (TZM). Offering excellent mechanical strength even at extreme temperatures, molybdenum and molybdenum alloys provide the necessary durability for high specification use cases.

Elmet Technologies (formerly H.C. Starck Solutions) is a world leader in the production of high-performance refractory bearing parts for medical X-rays and other applications. With a range of in-house research and development services; we work closely with our customers to provide unique, tailor-made solutions. To find out more about our bearing and bearing part manufacturing capabilities, complete the form below or get in touch via our contact page.

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