Simplex Metal & Alloys supplies Tantalum which has good thermal conductivity, and is used is in the manufacture of heating elements, vacuum tubes and other high temperature parts. Another major use of Simplex Metal & Alloys
tantalum is for electronic components, and due to its absorption properties, tantalum is an excellent getter of residual gasses in evacuation tubes. Tantalum films provide very high capacitance per volume allowing miniaturization of electronics and circuitry. Tantalum capacitors are use in computers and cellular phones. Tantalum is also famous for its resistance to corrosion by acids; in fact, below 150?C, Tantalum is almost completely immune to corrosion by aqua regia. Due to its resistance to attack by body fluids, Tantalum provides an excellent material for medical devices. We can cut, slit, shear, or center less grind Tantalum to your exact specifications, and we also have tremendous versatility when it comes to custom sizes, packages, and unusual materials.
Tantalum Rod -- .010" - 2.0"
Tantalum Sheet -- .005" - .125"
- Capacitors; surgical implants and instruments; ink jet nozzles.
|Tantalum Physical Properties|
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
micro-in/°F x 10-6
micro-in/°C x 10-6
|Tantalum Mechanical Properties|
% in 1.0".
Modules of Elasticity
Minimum % 99.99
Simplex Metal & Alloys supplies the highest quality special purpose metals and alloys for Aerospace/Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Magnetic, Medical, Lighting, Optical, Telecommunications, Ceramics, Heat Treating, and other high-technology industries.