Due to its high cost and demanding characteristics, Tantalum requires unique processing techniques and is restricted to small parts. In the present work, Ti65Ta was additively manufactured as a new potential material for small biomedical implants. Assessment of the effects of a remelt scanning strategy was solely accomplished by testing of small mechanical specimens. Yield strength was achieved superior to either L-PBF pure Ti or Ta and low-cycle fatigue behaviour was similar to that of L-PBF Ti-6Al-4 V. The Ti65Ta alloy is a good candidate for a new gold standard alloy for small bone interfacing implants.
- Laser powder bed fusion