Project: High-Performance ECAP Ti Alloys for Trauma and Orthopaedic Applications

The purpose of the present project is to develop high-performance materials based on certificated pure Ti and Ti-6Al-7Nb (TAN)) alloy tailored for production of plates, screws, intramedullary nails and medical devices for trauma and orthopaedic applications. Mechanical properties of biocompatible Ti and TAN will be enhanced by means of Irregular Channel Angular Pressing (ICAP) to a level desired by medical industry. ICAP is a new, innovative processing technology able to significantly increase the mechanical properties of titanium and its alloys. Therefore, the new Ti-based and ICAPprocessed materials will overcome the present dilemma related to the limitations of titanium in terms of mechanical properties on the one hand, and allergic problems of stainless steel products on the other hand and thus allow applications for a wide range of medical needs in the field of trauma and orthopaedics.

Acronym HiP-Ti
Duration 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013
Project Topic Adaptive manufacturing technologies: processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling
Call MANUNET Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Intrauma S.r.l. Coordinator Italy
2 Kühr GmbH Partner Austria
3 Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Partner Austria