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    Hot Isostatic Pressed Powder Metal Titanium Implant Devices

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    In recent years, Crucible Compaction Metals Operation has performed a considerable amount of work in developing a ceramic mold process for the production of near-net shape hardware from powder metal with consolidation by hot isostatic pressing (HIP). A detailed description of the process is given herein. Examples of the many configurations made to date are presented along with the comparison of mechanical property data obtained on as-HIPed parts versus conventionally produced material.

    Based on the information generated, the ceramic mold process appears to be a viable alternative process for producing titanium implant devices.


    ceramics, compacting, metal powder, powder, powder metal, powder metal parts, powder metallurgy, titanium alloy, implant materials

    Author Information:

    Chandhok, VK
    Senior research engineer, Crucible Research Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Rizzo, FJ
    Manager of technology, Crucible Compaction Metals Operation, Oakdale, Pa.

    Committee/Subcommittee: B10.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28933S