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Tantalum and niobium are always coated with a perfect oxide layer that features a high degree of biocompatibility. For this reason, they are used in medical technology as a radiographic contrast agent and in the production of bone replacement material and implants (e.g. AMPERTEC spherical tantalum and niobium alloys for 3D printing).

Moreover, tantalum capacitors are also used in medical applications – such as in hearing systems or implantable medical electronics – and anywhere where maximum performance within minimum space is required for example in. implantable defibrillators or pacemakers.