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Titanium coating powders for orthopedic medical devices, powder metallurgy and injection molding applications.


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 powder coating has excellent biocompatibility properties and corrosion resistance. 

Orthopedic implant devices

Reading Alloys is an approved titanium powder supplier for major global orthopedic manufacturers and leading medical plasma coaters. Our 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 via a process known as osseointegration, which anchors the implant to give long-lasting results. Titanium coatings are also non-toxic. 

High purity titanium powder alloys

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.

Titanium is ideal for medical applications, due to its high corrosion resistant to bodily fluids and wear life.  Other key advantages include its low density and high specific strength. Titanium is resistant to corrosion and has excellent biocompatibility. It is also compatible with MRI and CT technology.

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.