Tantalum is a ductile metal with a bright blue-grey color, very resistant against corrosion particularly in acid ambient. It has a high thermal and electrical conductivity.
Ta 99,95 % min
-annealed 280-330 N/mm2
-hardened 600-1400 N/mm2
-ricotto 80-100 HV10
-incrudito 180-300 HV10
186 KN/ mm2
For its corrosion resistance Tantalum finds various applications in equipment for the chemical industry such as heat exchangers etc.
Other applications are medical devices such as internal prostheses and dental devices. Its excellent biocompatibility, the good strength and the easy fabric ability makes it an ideal material for this kind of medical applications.
For its good electrical properties, Tantalum finds several electronic applications such as condensers and electronic tubes.
Getters for the absorption of residual gas in vacuum tubes are often produced in Tantalum
Properties of Tantalum such as ductility and deep drawing, find application in the production of safety rupture disks and devices.
His excellent properties at high temperatures make Tantalum suitable for use in vacuum furnaces.
Tantalum is biocompatible and not allergic and finds applications in the production of jewellery and piercing.