Zr-Ti-Ta-Nb based HEAs provide a great range of mechanical properties, that can be used to optimize the characteristics of medical implants to their application.
An alloy development approach based on data, taken from the literature was applied.
The manufacturing of fully alloyed powder is required to benefit from the advantages additive manufacturing offers to produce tailored medical implants.
The manufacturing route for powder will be introduced, as well as the properties of the resulting powder.
A first alloy for this application has been produced and thoroughly characterized. Samples manufactured through different powder-based methods are evaluated concerning their chemical composition, crystal structure, mechanical properties.