The Future

What does the future hold for Nitinol? In this chapter, Tom speculates about the potential of shape memory applications, R-phase, and such emerging technologies as thin-film constructs, and porous Nitinol. ...continue reading

SMA – Smart Materials for Medical Applications

In this paper from the proceedings of SPIE, Tom Duerig, Dieter Stoeckel, and David Johnson present some basic information on the properties of superelasticity and shape memory exhibited by Nitinol. The authors describe vascular applications including stents and filters, and some testing and characterization techniques applicable to such devices. This paper is notable in its ...continue reading