Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Titanium Sponge

  • Titanium sponge is a porous form of titanium that is created during the first stage of processing. In its natural form, titanium is widely available within the earth’s crust.
  • After being extracted, it is processed to remove excess materials and convert it into a usable, although costly, product.
  • In powder form, it is dark gray, titanium is as strong as steel with only 45% of its weight, so when combined with other metals, it greatly improves the strength and the ability to withstand extremes of temperature.
  • Titanium sponge is used extensively for coating the surface of implantable medical devices to accelerate bone growth and the healing process.

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