Nitinol Round Wire And Flat Wire
Nitinol combines two closely related unique characteristics: shape memory and superelasticity. Shape memory gives Nitinol the ability to be deformed at one temperature, and then return to its original shape when being heated to its transformation temperature.
Nitinol round wire and flat wire
Shape memory Nitinol wire can be used to develop implants that may be delivered into the body in a compact shape and then activated into their functional form once they have been deployed. If you need the wire to be in a certain shape for a particular application, we offer Shape Setting. This “sets” a wire shape that specifically conforms to your device
design requirements. Not only do we manufacture Nitinol in various forms, we control the entire process, from start to finish, by being the world's leading melt-to-finish source for Nitinol to the medical device industry.
Nitinol Wire Applications
Our Nitinol wire is used for many different medical and industrial applications. The table below gives some typical engineering applications for each of our standard Nitinol medical
Nitinol #1 Guidewires, stents, stylets, forming mandrels, stone retrieval baskets, orthodontic files, etc.
Nitinol #2* Often used in applications that require a high loading and unloading plateau stress at room temperature. Chromium doped for decreased transformation temperature and increased tensile strength.
Nitinol #3** Applications requiring increased stiffness. Cobalt doped for decreased transformation temperature and increased tensile strength.
Nitinol #4 Provides the best cycling performances at body temperature (37°C).
Nitinol #5 A common application for this alloy is high temperature actuators.
Nitinol #6 A common application for this alloy is high temperature actuators.
Nitinol #8 Typically used in applications that require a phase transformation at body temperature (37°C).
Nitinol #9 For use in very cold temperature environment applications.
* Typical chemical composition: ASTM F2063 Exc. Cr 0.2% to 0.3%
** Typical chemical composition: ASTM F2063 Exc. Co 1% to 2%
If your Nitinol product need falls outside of the standard medical grade material or the available product forms, please contact us.