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Femtosecond Laser Machining of Nitinol

Dr Andrew Pequegnat & Michael Byrne

Nitinol’s unique super-elastic and shape memory properties have made it an essential material in the medical device engineer’s toolbox. Nitinol has become a staple in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, endovascular, peripheralvascular, orthopedic, spinal, urology and dental arenas with applications ranging from neurovascular stents and heart valve frames to orthopedic anchors and orthodontic archwires.

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