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Nitinol for Medical Devices, October 2-4, 2018
October 02, 2018 - October 04, 2018
Venue: G. Rau, 3350 Scott Blvd., Bldg. 37B | Location: Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Instructor: Dr. Alan R. Pelton, Ph.D. | Classroom | Product code: 215944A18
Price: $1800.00 Member Price: $1600.00
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The unique properties of the shape memory alloy Nitinol have led to many transformational medical device innovations, including self-expanding stents, percutaneous delivered heart valves, kink resistant guide wires, and self-locking orthopedic devices. Its superelastic qualities allow the alloy to withstand large amounts of recoverable strain, and its potential for excellent biocompatibility and fatigue resistance make it the material of choice for some of the most demanding medical device applications. However, Nitinol's unique properties are very dependent upon alloy composition and processing.
In this course, you will learn the variables that affect Nitinol's properties, how to control them, and how its unique properties can be applied in medical devices.
Note: Hands on in the lab is included.
Upon completion of this course, you can successfully:
- Identify the reasons for Nitinol's unique properties
- Describe how Nitinol performs in a variety of conditions
- Describe basic Nitinol device manufacturing principles
- Recognize how to apply the benefits of Nitinol's properties to real world applications
WHO SHOULD ENROLL:
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Quality Engineers
- Device Designers
- Biomedical Engineers
- Test Engineers who are working with Nitinol in Industry, Government or Academia.
- Individuals new to the industry
- Individuals with new roles/responsibilities that require a fundamental understanding of Nitinol's application in medical device design.
Continuing Education Units: 2.0
- Fundamentals of Shape Memory
- Shape Memory and Superelasticity
- Thermal and Mechanical Properties
- ASTM Standards
- Nitinol Processing
- Hot and Cold Working
- Shape Setting
- Machining and Joining
- Design and Application
- Where is Nitinol Used?
- Medical Device Characteristics
- Design Case Studies
- Environmental Effects
Dr. Alan R. Pelton, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, G. RAU Inc., received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and his MS and BS in Metallurgical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. As a research associate at Stanford University, he studied Nitinol thin-film processing and the effects of thermal cycling on Nitinol properties. After faculty positions in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University and University of Notre Dame, he joined the Shape Memory group at Raychem Corporation as Research and Technical Manager. There he concentrated on optimizing processing and properties for medical and non-medical applications of Nitinol. In 1993, he joined Nitinol Devices and Components and became the Chief Technical Officer. He investigated processing and properties of self-expanding stents, vena cava filters, and other medical implants and was responsible for technical submissions to the FDA. In 2014 he started G. RAU Inc. to provide technical services of consulting and testing of Nitinol devices for medical device companies. He has over 100 technical publications primarily in the areas of processing, properties, microstructural analysis, corrosion, and fatigue of Nitinol. He is a co-founder of Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, an affiliate of ASM International.
Venue: G. Rau, 3350 Scott Blvd., Bldg. 37B
Location: Santa Clara, CA, 95054
STANDARD CLASS HOURS: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm unless otherwise scheduled.
LUNCH AND BREAKS: Lunch and a selection of coffee, tea and snacks are provided. Vending machines are available for purchase of soft drinks and snacks. NOTE: Please notify us at least two weeks prior to start of class of any food allergies or restrictions by email to ASMEducationCourses@asminternational.org and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
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