Pioneering Tantalum Material Development
In 2022, Croom Medical’s RD&I team identified a market need for innovative orthopedic joint replacement materials. We recognised that Tantalum metal offers superior characteristics compared to traditional Titanium, including enhanced stability and longevity of joint replacement implants.
To explore the full potential of tantalum and capitalise on its superior qualities, we forged a collaboration with Global Advanced Metals (GAM) to establish a cutting-edge Ta-based medical device additive manufacturing capability using Laser Powder Bed Fusion technologies. Croom Medical’s deep expertise in additive manufacturing combined with GAM’s high-quality tantalum powder ensures that unique structures and devices can be created that exhibit exceptional performance.
Recently, we launched our first hybrid Titanium and Tantalum-based orthopedic implant prototype positioning ourselves at the leading edge of orthopedics manufacturing globally.