6Al-4V ELI is one of the most widely used Titanium alloys in the medical industry. It is certified to ASTM F136, and commonly referred to as implant grade 6-4 Titanium. It's properties of biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, high strength, and toughness make it especially suitable for implants and other medical devices.
The main difference between Ti-6Al-4V ELI (Grade 23) and Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) is that in ELI (Extra Low Interstitials) the maximum oxygen content is lowered to 0.13%. This gives the material an improved fracture toughness.
Among it's uses in the medical industry are:
- Orthopedic implants
- Bone and Joint Replacement
- Dental root implants
- Surgical Clips
- Cryogenic Vessels
6AL-4V ELI is also referred to as:
- Grade 23 Titanium
- ASTM F136