Medical grade Tantalum Rods
X-medics offers a wide selection of medical grade tantalum rods for manufacturing of tantalum pins / x-ray markers and other devices.
The 3 feet (914 mm) long rods are made from metal on spool that are straightened and ground. A tantalum rod is a good option for a number of tantalum machining processes.
X-medics holds a large inventory of 3 ft rods between 0.5 and 1.5 mm size diameter as well and 1 ft product samples for day-to-day delivery. We have no minimum order requirements for standard dimension rods. Other dimensions and tolerances can be offered with a limited lead-time.
Immediate Shipping of Tantalum Rods
– No Order Minimums
X-medics is a leading tantalum product supplier. We offer immediate shipping, and have no minimum order requirement – We are happy to fulfill an order for a single tantalum rod if desired.
Below you will find an overview of products available for immediate shipping. Simply press the link to email us or press info for additional information. In our shop you can also purchase a samples if your considering several products.
Inventory of Tantalum Rods for Instant shipping
Normal tolerance +/- 0.02mm (0.0008”)
- R0500-DU4-000: 0.500 mm (0.0197”) – R05400 – Unannealed
- R0500-DU2-000: 0.500 mm (0.0197″) – R05200 – Unannealed
- R0800-DU2-000: 0.800 mm (0.0315″) – R05200 – Unannealed
- R0900-DU2-000: 0.900 mm (0.0354″) – R05200 – Unannealed
- R1000-DU4-000: 1.000 mm (0.0394”) – R05400 – Unannealed
- R1000-DU2-000: 1.000 mm (0.0394″) – R05300 – Unannealed
- R1100-DU4-000: 1.100 mm (0.0433”) – R05400 – Unannealed
- R1200-DU2-000: 1.200 mm (0.0472″) – R05200 – Unannealed
- R1500-DU4-000: 1.500 mm (0.0593”) – R05400 – Unannealed
- R1500-DU4-000: 1.500 mm (0.0591″) – R05400 – Annealed
High tolerance -0.005/+0.010mm (-0.0002”/+0.0004”)
- R0500-FU2-000: 0.500 mm (0.0197″) – R05200 – Unannealed – High tolerance
- R0800-FU2-000: 0.800 mm (0.0315”) – R05200 – Unannealed – High tolerance
- R0900-FU2-000: 0.900 mm (0.0355”) – R05200 – Unannealed – High tolerance
- R1000-FU2-000: 1.000 mm (0.0394”) – R05200 – Unannealed – High tolerance
- R1200-FU2-000: 1.200 mm (0.0472”) – R05200 – Unannealed – High tolerance
- R1500-FU4-000: 1.500 mm (0.0593”) – R05400 – Unannealed – High tolerance
Rod Fabrication and Use
X-medics’ tantalum rods are easier to machine than traditional wire on-spool, and have been developed to satisfy an increasing demand from our customers. The rods are fabricated from medical grade tantalum metal. The wire is first straightened and then ground several times to ensure precisely uniform tolerances. The price of rods are higher than material on-spool due to the precision work of grinding and smoothing the tantalum during the production process.
X-medics standard tolerance is +/- 0.020 mm. For selected rod diameters we stock a high tolerance option. On request the higher tolerance can be offered for any size. The high tolerance option is typically used for fabrication of tantalum pin markers.
Surgical unalloyed (pure) tantalum metal is available in two grades – R05200 (electron beam / vacuum arc melted) and R05400 (sintered). Tantalum UNS R05200 and Tantalum UNS R05400 are equally suitable for surgery. The two products have identical requirements concerning the metal content of e.g. niobium, iron, titanium, tungsten, nickel and molybdenum. The mechanical properties are almost similar.
> More about tantalum specifications.
The precision work of machining tantalum by turning and grinding can be difficult, and a proper lubrication is required. X-medics’ tantalum rods are in general easier to handle than wire on spool.
ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
X-medics is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified by Bureau Veritas Europe.
> View 9001:2015 certificate
> View 13485:2016 certificate
3rd Party Material Testing
On request we can have the tantalum material tested by an independent ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. The lab can confirm that the tantalum fulfills the requirements of ASTM F560 / ISO 13782 and is suitable for medical device fabrication. The laboratory analyses the chemical and mechanical properties of the rod and compare them again the tantalum grade specification and issues a test report.
> Read more about 3rd party material testing.
Conflict Free Sourcing
All X-medics’ tantalum products are conflict-free. X-medics only works with suppliers that can show evidence for a continuous 3rd party auditing, performed by independent auditors appointed by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (www.eicc.info), or similar recognized bodies. Proper origin of the materials, and compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s conflict minerals is required to be documented, and this documentation can be tracked on the certificate that follows any shipment from X-medics. X-medics does not use tantalum minerals with origin in the DRC Congo, or other conflict areas covered by the law.
> Read more about conflict free sourcing of tantalum.
REACH and RoHS Compliance
All products from x-medics are REACH and RoSH compliant.
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