TNZ14: Low elastic modulus
TNZ14 belongs to ZTi-Med® powder family. It is a biocompatible material designed to maintain a good strength-ductility ratio. It has a very low elastic modulus (Young modulus) of 43 GPa which makes it very close to the elastic modulus of the human bone (~30 GPa). TNZ14 does not contain any toxic elements such as vanadium and aluminum found in Ti6Al4V. Because of its unique properties, TNZ14 offers a large range of applications such as medical and luxury. The powder design in addition to additive manufacturing melting process were optimized to ensure good melting conditions on all commercially available AM machines. The exceptionnel elasticity of TNZ14 makes it one of the uniques innovations in the AM industry (See video ahead).
TNZ14 powder is also used for maxilla and mandibles manufacturing, giving it a wide range for medical implant production using additive manufacturing technology.