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.
NITINOL 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