As the population ages, manufacturers of medical implant devices recognize the benefits of titanium powder for thermal spray applications. A primary application is for porous titanium coatings used in cementless total joint replacement devices such as artificial hips, knees, elbows, shoulders and dental implants. This type of titanium coating has excellent biocompatibility properties and corrosion resistance. 

Reading Alloys is an approved raw material supplier for major global orthopedic manufacturers and leading medical plasma coaters. Reading Alloys’ hydride-dehydride, irregular particle shape provides a very desirable surface morphology in plasma-sprayed orthopedic applications. It provides a rough surface that can significantly increase the implant’s surface area, permitting enhanced adhesion and bone ingrowth. Titanium coatings are also non-toxic. 

Titanium is also widely used in surgical instruments as well as wheelchairs, crutches, and any other products where high strength and low weight are important. Reading Alloys offers a wide range of medical grade Titanium-based powders that can be provided with custom sizing, chemistry and morphology including: Commerically Pure Ti, Sodium Reduced Ti, Magnesium Reduced Sponge, Ti 6/4 and other specialty grades such as Titanium-Molybdenum.