TA0005 Tantalum Bar/Rod

Descriptions of Tantalum Bar / Rodtantalum-rods

Advanced Refractory Metals' tantalum rods are manufactured by cold rolling large diameter tantalum ingots into smaller diameters and performing intermediate anneals to recrystallize the metal before repeating the process.  This process guarantees that the metallurgy of the rod is uniform.  The tantalum rods and bars are typically centerless ground to ensure a smooth uniform surface.

Specifications of Tantalum Bar / Rod

Size Diameter: 1 inch ~ 8 inch; Length:< 10 feet
Material R05200; R05400
Standard ASTM B365; ASTM F560
Purity ≥99.95% or 99.99%

 

Mechanical Properties for Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Rod / Bar

Product condition Tensile strength (MPa) Elongation, %
Annealed 300~600 10~30
Half annealed >600~1000 <5
Un-annealed >1000 <5

 

Medical Grade Tantalum Rod / Tantalum Bar

Material Grade Tolerances

Min 99.9% Tantalum

Better than +/- 0.02 mm

ASTM F560 / RO5400 compliant Better than +/- 0.001"

Applications of Tantalum Bar / Rod

Tantalum rods and tantalum bars appear in many applications, including:

* Sputtering gun barrels

Computer disk manufacturers and other industries using sputtering processes are increasingly adopting tantalum to resist corrosion in sputtering gun barrels. The tantalum lining process is more environmentally efficient than chromium lining, helping industries reduce their ecological impact.

* Machined fasteners

Machined fasteners fabricated from tantalum offer superior corrosion resistance. They replace fasteners made of alternative materials prone to failure or that require expensive equipment shutdowns for maintenance. Tantalum fasteners appear in industries such as mining, energy, and pharmaceuticals as well as in metal and chemical processing.

* X-ray/radiation shielding

Tantalum’s radio-opaque qualities make it ideal for X-ray and shielding applications seeking to prevent radiation leakage. Tantalum shielding also protects sensitive electronic components in aerospace structures as well as components operating in corrosive environments.

* Vacuum furnace heating elements

Because of tantalum’s oxidation resistance and high melting point, many vacuum furnace components incorporate tantalum bars. Tantalum’s temperature grain stabilization increases machine life expectancy due to its ability to withstand high temperatures for long periods of time.

* Machined parts for chemical processing equipment

Tantalum’s corrosion-resistant properties make it a choice material for machined parts used in chemical processing equipment. Tantalum machined parts replace inferior materials that do not perform as well in harsh chemical environments and require extensive maintenance.

Packaging of Tantalum Bar / Rod

Our tantalum bars and tantalum rods are carefully handled to prevent damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our product in its original condition.

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by Hou-Pin Yoong on Refractory Metals and Alloys

Just what I needed for my project, fast shipping and no hassles.

by Peter Coxon on Refractory Metals and Alloys

I love the materials available on ARM. This rod worked very well.