Process for making a work piece having a major phase of .alpha. from a titanium alloy

Jiin-Huey Chern (Inventor), Chien-Ping Ju (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Quenching a work piece made of a titanium alloy having a temperature higher than C. to a temperature lower than C. at a cooling rate greater than C./second between C. and C. is used to render the cooled work piece containing .alpha." phase as a major phase. The titanium alloy composition contains at least one isomorphous beta stabilizing element selected from Mo, Nb, Ta and W; and the balance Ti, wherein said composition has a Mo equivalent value from about 6 to about 9. The work piece is preferably a medical device.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number6726787
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 22


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