Niobium (also known as Columbium) is a soft, ductile and shiny metal that takes on a bluish tinge when exposed to air at room temperatures for a long time. It is similar to tantalum in its physical and chemical properties, but has outstanding oxidation and corrosion resistance.
Spherical Niobium Powder is ideal for 3D printing applications as it can produce the metal objects directly with high density and accurate shape by DMLS (direct metal laser sintering). It is also suitable for other powder metal products such as casting, ingot casting, mold making, casting and foundry.
Radiofrequency plasma spheroidized niobium powder is very good in fluidity, purity and large loose packing density. It is highly suitable for vacuum coating, thermal spraying, cold spraying and other applications.
Specimens of niobium and other metals can be produced using several techniques including direct metal deposition, laser/electron beam additive manufacturing, powder hot isostatic pressing, and metal injection molding. We also offer a range of custom compositions for research and development applications, as well as specialized processing and packaging for industrial and commercial requirements.
We have a wide variety of niobium powders and powder products in stock for immediate delivery. These include: rod, ingot, powder, pieces, disc, granules, wire and compound forms, such as oxide. The niobium products we carry are in compliance with ASTM and other applicable standards. These are typically tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control.