Micro-Melt® Biodur® CCM Plus® is a non-magnetic, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy exhibiting high strength, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance. This alloy is a high carbon version of Biodur® CCM with improved forgeability and machinability that meets ASTM F799 requirements without thermochemical processing and that retains a high strength level after high temperature annealing. It is a wrought powder metallurgy product produced by vacuum induction melting (VIM) followed by gas atomization and hot isostatic pressing to produce 100% dense billets then processed by conventional steel-making practices to produce finished products and meets the requirements of ASTM F1537, ASTM F799, ISO 5832-12 and ISO 5832-4. This alloy is particularly well suited for applications where wear or fatigue properties are of major importance or where intricate high strength forgings are required.
orthopedic joint replacement and fracture fixation devices such as total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, hip and knee forgings and machined modular femoral heads for metal-metal and metal-HDPE wear couples.