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Vitallium is the alloy that Dr. Rudy Wells uses to replace several ribs in Steve Austin and subsequently, his son, Michael (Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.). Presumably, Jaime Sommers was a recipient as well.


Element Percentage
cobalt ± 60%
chromium 25 - 30%
molybdenum 5 - 10%
other elements (small traces)
  • Vitallium is a real-life alloy consisting of cobalt, chromium, molybdenum and traces of other substances. This alloy is mainly used for implants and turbochargers due to its light weight and perfect resistance to extreme heat and corrosion.
  • Until the reunion movie, the substance was exclusive to the literary Steve Austin, as portrayed in Martin Caidin's Cyborg series.

External Links[]

  • International Nickel - information about products and the use of vitallium in the modern world.
  • Dental Articles - articles about the use of vitallium in dentistry.
  • NASA History - article by NASA about the use of vitallium in turbochargers.