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Nitinol for Medical Devices, October 21-23, 2019

October 21, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Venue: ASM Headquarters | Location: Novelty, OH, 44073-0002
Instructor: Dr. Alan R. Pelton, PhD | Classroom | Product code: I-00017292

Price: $2000.00 Member Price: $1800.00

Class Dates

May 06, 2019 - May 08, 2019 Venue: G. Rau, Inc., 3350 Scott Blvd., Bldg. 37B Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA Instructor: Dr. Alan R. Pelton, PhD

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


  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Device Designers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Technicians
  • 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

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