shape memory alloy

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shape memory alloy

[′shāp ¦mem·rē ′al‚ȯi]
(metallurgy)
An alloy that, after being deformed, can recover its original shape when it is heated.
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They later found evidence that nickel titanium alloy offered the same properties as the titanium niobium alloy.
Nitinol , or nickel titanium alloy, offers device designers the performance characteristics of shape memory and superelasticity.
This new shape will be smaller than the constraint size by the amount of stored elastic strain in the nickel titanium alloy part.
At temperatures more than 250 [degrees]C (450 [degrees]F) above the zero-stress transformation temperature, the elastic modulus of nickel titanium alloy is 83 GPa.
Consider the cryogenic ring recovered on a constraint that is rigid and has the same coefficient of thermal expansion as nickel titanium alloy.
The Devax AXXESS drug-eluting stent is a conical shaped, self-expanding nickel titanium alloy stent that conforms to the bifurcation anatomy and provides full access to both branches for additional interventional procedures.
The Essure micro-insert is constructed of a stainless steel inner coil, a dynamic outer coil made from a nickel titanium alloy called Nitinol, which is commonly used in many medical devices and permanent implants, and a layer of polyethylene terephthalate, or polyester fibers, wound between the inner coils.
The Devax AXXESS technology is a proprietary self-expanding nickel titanium alloy stent specifically engineered for the treatment of coronary and vascular bifurcation lesions.
The company also supplies other Furukawa electronics technology products including lead-free reflow ovens, UV tape, aluminum memory disks, chip antennas, polyimide tubing and copper and nickel titanium alloy products.
Furukawa brand products include heat pipes/heat sinks, Salamander reflow ovens, UV tape, memory disks, and nickel titanium alloy products.
This microscopic tool is possible because some nickel titanium alloys are what scientists call two-way shape-memory materials.