In a world where stainless steel is the new gold, a titanium hollowared prosthetic is an unexpected and unexpected sight, especially in the United States.
For many prosthetic limbs, the hollowared stainless steel can’t be mistaken for gold.
Its the material’s own distinctive texture that makes it a surprise, as it comes from a source that has been used in the production of many other metal components.
For prosthetic makers, titanium holloware is just one of many materials that are used in prosthetics.
Other metal components include stainless steel, copper, and brass, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The hollowared alloy is one of the most common metals used in metal prosthetics, according a report released last year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
NIST said hollowared titanium has been manufactured by a variety of companies, including two major makers of titanium in the U