TITANIUM 6AL-4V ELI
This is a higher-purity (extra-low interstitial) version of Ti 6Al-4V. This alpha-beta alloy has lower specified limits on iron and the interstitial elements of carbon and oxygen. Due to its excellent biocompatibility, Ti 6Al-4V ELI has been used for many medical and dental applications.
This alloy can be used in any biomedical application--particularly in implantable components. Surgical titanium is known for its biocompatibility, good fatigue strength, and low modulus. When you need a combination of high strength, light weight, good corrosion resistance, and high toughness, this is the right product for you.
Some typical applications include joint replacements, bone fixation devices, surgical clips, and cryogenic vessels. When compared to Ti6 Al-4V, the ELI grade has superior damage tolerance, including fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth rate. ELI also has better mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures.