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Euroflex HCF third-generation Nitinol wire enables longer fatigue life for complex devices
October 15, 2018
Source: ASM International
Euroflex, Germany, reports that it combines state-of-the-art tube manufacturing technologies with the advantages of HCF, a third generation Nitinol material. HCF tubes offer new possibilities for device design and improved fatigue life for very complex and demanding devices, such as heart valve frames and neuro devices.
HCF Enhanced wire (HCF-E), with its optimized shell, offers new possibilities for improved fatigue life in braided products. Whereas the highest stress in braided structures occurs in the outer material fibers, the minimized Inclusions in this zone are not a limiting factor for fatigue resistance anymore.
HCF is said to offer new design opportunities for devices with narrow structures for applications requiring better material radiopacity and fatigue Performance. The content of the core material can be adjusted according to customer needs.
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