Nitinol requires special treatment! While the processing of other materials is usually unproblematic, with Nitinol the main focus must be on maintaining the temperature-dependent properties. If the material is deformed in a cool state, it will return to its original shape after heating. Some processes can irreversibly damage both the material and the mold. Want an example? Massive wear occurs when machining nitinol. Constant (uneconomical) tool changes are the result.
The use of Nitinol in medical technology in the form of instruments and implants also usually requires special surface treatment.
Our team has built up extensive expertise in the processing of Nitinol over 20 years. Not only does the success of the process play a role, but also the cost-effectiveness in series production.