Tantalum is an element with a very high melting point with excellent deep-drawing properties. In addition to its superior ability to be fabricated, its temperature from ductile to brittle is low. Tantalum’s most common use is in electrolytic capacitors. Another use is chemical process equipment such as heat exchangers and condensers. The aerospace and nuclear industries have found a variety of applications for the metal. Because it has good corrosion resistance and resistance to bodily fluids, it can be used for prosthetics and surgical devices.
Atomic Number: 73
Atomic Weight: 180.948
Density: 16.6 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Standard State: Solid
Group in Periodic Table: 5
Period in Periodic Table: 3
Block in Periodic Table: d
CAS Registry ID: 7440-25-7
Melting Point: 2996 °C
Boiling Point: 5427 °C
Electrical Conductivity: 13% IACS
Electrical Resistivity: 135.0 nΩ . m at 20 °C
Magnetic Susceptibility: 10.4 x10-6 mks at 25 °C
Natural Isotopes: 181Ta, 99.988% natural abundance
Thermal Neutron Cross Section: 21.3b
Corrosion Behavior: Tantalum oxidizes in air above 300 °C. It has excellent resistance to corrosion
Hardness: Electron beam melted, 110 HV; P/M compact 120 hv
Modulus of Elasticity: Tension: 186 GPa at 20 °C; 159 GPa at 750 °C Shear: 69 GPa at 20 °C
About Standard Die
Standard Die is a precision metal stamper specializing in small parts made from thin grade specialty metals. Mastering refractory metals like tantalum and titanium and common materials like copper and steel, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality product with the best customer service in the industry.
Our metal stampings are of the highest quality, and our deep drawn and forming capabilities are among the best in the industry. We specialize in drawing small cups, cans, cones, crucibles and more, yet we are fully capable of forming brackets, rivets, clips, terminals and more.