High degree of biocompatibility
Superconductivity, High Temperature Vacuum Furnace
Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Medical, Additive Manufacturing
Mo, Mo EBM, TZM, Nb, Nb EBM, Grain Stabl. Nb, Ta, Ta EBM, W, WHA, NRC76, Ultra 76, Ultra 76 Plus, Ta3W, Ta10W, C-103
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H.C. Starck Solutions offers NRC® niobium metal produced from electron beam melted ingots. Grain Stabilized Niobium (GSNb) is made by EB and VAR melting. Both materials are malleable, weldable, machineable and formable. GSNb is used in applications where a consistently finer grain size is required.
GSNb is a patent pending single-phase micro-alloy that has a grain size of approximately 2 ASTM numbers finer than standard commercial grade niobium.
Niobium is used in the manufacture of products for diverse applications.
- Synthetic diamonds
- Sputtering targets for fiber optic applications or architectural glass
- Nickel based superalloys; and alloyed with titanium or tin
- Nuclear reactors it has low thermal neutron cross section and superior corrosion resistance
- High temperature vacuum furnaces, where it is an excellent getter
- Sodium vapor lamps, where it is resistant to attack by the molten alkali
Niobium rod is worked cold from ingot to final diameter. Forging, rolling, swaging, and drawing are used singularly or in combination to reach the desired size. Proprietary techniques have been developed by H.C. Starck Solutions to overcome the metal’s extremely high-galling tendencies.
Rod is generally supplied with a forged surface above 1-3/8″ diameter, and a swaged or drawn finish in smaller diameters. Rod, preferably un-annealed, may be centerless ground to improve diameter tolerances. The minimum diameter for centerless grinding is .125″. Rod to a maximum of 1/4″ and wire may be supplied in coils or straightened and cut to length.
TANTALUM ROD, WIRE, COIL
A favorite with chemical processing applications that require anti-corrosion characteristics is tantalum rod including the manufacturer of components for anticorrosion equipment.
Outstanding refractory, anti-corrosion and biocompatibility properties make our tantalum wire a unique material for selected applications. Customers transform our tantalum wire into leads for Ta capacitors in electronic, anti-corrosion chemical processing, biomedical devices for medical applications, and filaments for lighting applications.
H.C. Starck Solutions tantalum rod is worked cold from ingot to final diameter. Forging, rolling, swaging, and drawing are used singularly or in combination to reach the desired size.
Proprietary techniques have been developed by H.C. Starck Solutions to overcome the metal’s extremely high-galling tendencies. Special lubricants and die design, as well as suitable speeds and reductions per pass, are all a part of cold drawing tantalum.
Our tantalum rod is generally supplied with a forged surface above 1-3/8″ diameter and a swaged or drawn finish in smaller diameters. The rod, preferably unannealed, may be centerless ground to improve diameter tolerances. The minimum diameter for centerless grinding is .125″.
H.C. Starck Solutions tantalum rod is produced to a maximum of 1/4″ and wire may be supplied in coils or straightened and cut to length.
Tantalum wire with a diameter of 0.040“or below is shipped on spools.
ULTRA76 tantalum alloys offer higher corrosion resistance in most environments creating additional value through extending the products service life, reducing material thickness and improving processes throughput.
- Higher temperatures possible, shorter cooling/heating cycle times
- Constant surface finish (Ra<0.8 micrometers)
- Tantalum material only from non-conflict sources – EICC certified
- Uniform wall thickness
|Form||Thickness, Dia., Wall
|Rod||0.125“ to 0.625“
(3.175 to 15.875 mm dia.)
0.625“ to 3.000“ dia.
(15.875 to 76.200 mm dia.)
|coil or straight lengths
|Wire||0.010“ to 0.125“ dia.
(0.254 to 3.175 mm dia.)
|Coil||0.028″ to 0.125″ dia.
(0.711 to 3.175 mm dia.)
Please contact us for additional sizes and requirements.
Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Products:
Refer to Product Data Sheets for Tantalum for sizes:
– PD-7033 NRC Ultra 76 Tantalum Alloy (Ta 2.5%W)
– PD-7035 NRC Tantalum (UNS R05200)
– PD-7036 NRC Tantalum Beam Melted Tantalum (ETA) (UNS R05200)