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NB1310 Spherical Niobium Powder

Catalog No. NB1310
Purity 99.9%
Chemical Formula Nb
Density 8.57 g/cm3
Shape Spherical Powder
Melting Point 2477 °C
Particle Size 1um,10um,45um or Customized

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) offers high-purity Spherical Niobium Powder designed specifically for 3D Printing applications and advanced manufacturing techniques. As the additive manufacturing industry progresses, our portfolio of specialty powders expands to meet the evolving needs of technological innovation.



Experience cutting-edge material engineering with SAM’s Spherical Niobium Powder. This premium product features niobium in its most advantageous form for advanced manufacturing techniques, including 3D printing. Niobium, known for its soft and shiny appearance, acquires a bluish tinge when exposed to air, a testament to its reactive nature and robust chemical stability. Similar in characteristics to tantalum, our niobium powder is a game-changer in various high-demand applications due to its exceptional chemical and oxidation resistance.


Product Specifications

Chemical Composition:

  • Niobium (Nb): ≥ 99.9%
  • Aluminum (Al): 0.002%
  • Iron (Fe): 0.001%
  • Calcium (Ca): 0.001%
  • Magnesium (Mg): 0.001%
  • Copper (Cu): 0.001%
  • Manganese (Mn): 0.001%
  • Sodium (Na): 0.003%
  • Cobalt (Co): 0.001%
  • Nickel (Ni): 0.001%
  • Silicon (Si): 0.001%
  • Lead (Pb): 0.001%
  • Potassium (K): 0.002%
  • Nitrogen (N): 0.001%
  • Carbon (C): 0.03%
  • Sulfur (S): 0.002%
  • Total Oxygen (T.O): 0.02%

Key Applications

SAM’s spherical niobium powder is optimized for:

3D Printing


Niobium is integral in manufacturing parts for aerospace applications due to its high-temperature resistance and strength-to-weight ratio. Our niobium powder is used in:

  • Engine Components: High thermal resistance allows for parts that can withstand extreme temperatures without degrading.
  • Structural Elements: Light yet strong, niobium enhances fuel efficiency and performance in aircraft structures.

Medical Devices

The biocompatibility of niobium makes it ideal for medical implants and devices. It does not react with bodily fluids, which is crucial for long-term implants:

  • Orthopedic Implants: Used in bone replacements and spinal devices, providing strength without adverse reactions.
  • Surgical Instruments: Non-reactive and resistant to sterilization processes, making it safe for repeated use in medical environments.


Niobium powder is used in the electronics industry where properties like superconductivity and stability are essential:

  • Capacitors and Sensors: Niobium’s superconducting properties make it suitable for use in electronic components that require high efficiency and stability.
  • Thermal Management Systems: Excellent thermal conductivity ensures effective heat dissipation in high-performance electronic devices.

Additive Manufacturing

Our spherical niobium powder is specifically optimized for 3D printing, offering consistency and precision for additive manufacturing:

  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS): Ideal for producing complex, high-density metal objects with precise control over shapes and sizes.
  • Aerospace and Automotive Prototyping: Quick turnaround on prototype development for aerospace and automotive industries, reducing time and cost in manufacturing.

Optics and Coatings

Niobium’s reflective and refractive properties make it suitable for various optical applications:

  • Optical Filters: Used in the production of thin films for optical filters that require specific light transmission characteristics.
  • Protective Coatings: Niobium coatings protect sensitive components from environmental damage and enhance their longevity.

Energy Sector

The high melting point and corrosion resistance of niobium benefit the energy sector, especially in harsh environments:

  • Nuclear Reactors: Components in nuclear reactors use niobium because of its ability to withstand radioactive environments without degrading.
  • High-temperature Environments: Used in applications requiring materials that must perform under extreme heat and pressure.

Advanced Manufacturing Process

Our niobium powder is produced via state-of-the-art techniques that ensure high purity and excellent particle morphology. This process enhances the powder’s flow properties and packing density, crucial for consistent printing and sintering applications.

Packaging and Quality Control

Each batch of Spherical Niobium Powder is vacuum-sealed in robust, moisture-resistant packaging to prevent oxidation and contamination. Our packaging ensures that the product retains its properties during storage and transit. Detailed labeling on each package includes product specifications and handling instructions, ensuring that our clients receive nothing but the highest quality.

Custom Orders and Technical Support

We understand that each project’s requirements can be unique. SAM offers custom solutions and sizes tailored to your specific needs. Contact our expert team for a consultation or to discuss your specifications, and we’ll provide detailed information and support to help advance your projects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: What is the purity level of SAM’s Spherical Niobium Powder?
A1: Our niobium powder has a purity level of ≥ 99.9%, ensuring excellent performance in all applications.

Q2: How does particle size affect performance in additive manufacturing?
A2: Consistent particle size enhances flowability and packing density, crucial for high-quality, precise 3D prints.

Q3: Can SAM provide custom particle sizes for specific applications?
A3: Yes, we offer custom particle sizes tailored to meet unique industrial or research needs.

Q4: What are the storage conditions for niobium powder?
A4: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight in our provided vacuum-sealed packaging.

Q5: Is niobium powder safe to handle?
A5: While generally safe, use protective gloves, eyewear, and respiratory protection during handling. Follow safety protocols for handling fine metallic powders.

Q6: What industries benefit most from spherical niobium powder?
A6: Aerospace, medical devices, electronics, additive manufacturing, and energy sectors greatly benefit from its unique properties.

Q7: How does SAM ensure the quality of its niobium powder?
A7: We employ rigorous testing and quality control measures throughout our production processes to maintain the highest standards of product integrity.

Contact Us

For more information on our Spherical Niobium Powder, to request a quote, or to discuss your needs in detail, please contact us today. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in achieving your project goals with top-tier materials and support.

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by Joe Hester on Spherical Niobium Powder

Great deal for the price! When I run out, I will be buying more. Great quality, just like the picture.