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Fabrication of Nitinol Materials and Components

Ming H. Wu, Memry Corporation, 3 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT. Published in Proceedings, SMST-SMM 2001, Kunming, China, p.285, 2001.

As Nitinol emerges to find more and more applications in medical devices and industrial commercial markets, understanding on the effects of material processing becomes increasingly important. More so than other materials, properties of Nitinol are significantly affected by its fabrication processes. This paper reviews available publications on Nitinol fabrication processes, such as melting, forming, shaping, treating, cutting, joining and finishing, etc., commonly employed or developed for the manufacture of Nitinol material and components…. Download the entire paper.