Applications include: Orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic pins and screws, ligature clips, surgical staples, springs, orthodontic appliances, bone and joint replacement, dental root implants, surgical clips and cryogenic vessels.
This is one of the more commonly used titanium alloys, as it is corrosion-resistant, high strength, tough and lightweight. Usually referred to as Ti 6Al-4V, ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) grade it has lower impurity limits, especially oxygen and iron.
This material is regularly used in medical technology because of its good biocompatibility, excellent fracture toughness and crack propagation behaviour. Even maintaining good fracture toughness at low temperatures. These properties, as well as low elastic modules and good fatigue strength are due to the alloys low ELI.