NITINOL is not just simply another material. It is much more. Shape Memory and Superelasticity are properties not found in other materials, yet allowing innovative solutions. NITINOL is a preferred material in the medical device industry, where advanced stents and filters as well as a variety of flexible instruments are made from our semi-finished products. The advantages of NITINOL have been recognized by the automotive industry and in electrical engineering as well.

L alloys are available either in superelastic condition or as shape memory alloys. Depending on their composition, they have a transition temperature of -15°C to +80°C. This means that their properties can be optimised for the specific application.

Special features of NITINOL:

  • elastic ductility (10x greater than in steel)
  • good biocompatibility
  • high buckling resistance