SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

Manufacturing Processes for Semi-Finished Titanium Biomedical Alloys


Both established and recently developed titanium biomedical alloys require state-of-the-art melting and working practices to manufacture machining and forging stock for. subsequent fabrication into medical devices. A brief description of the key processes is followed by a review of their capabilities, limitations and potential. The key processes include vacuum arc and cold hearth melting, rotary forging, continuous rolling and various finishing operations. The equipment includes instrumentation to control the major variables and monitor the progress of processing operations. Data is presented to demonstrate process capability and consistency.

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Davis, RM
Teledyne Allvac, Monroe, NC, USA
Forbes Jones, RM
Research and Development, Teledyne Allvac, Monroe, NC, USA
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Developed by Committee: F04
Pages: 17–29
DOI: 10.1520/STP16067S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5330-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2010-5