You know Nitinol as an established material in medical technology. But now, Nitinol offers you completely new opportunities when using modified alloys and production processes. Do not let yourself be limited by the standard functions of the superelastic Nitinol material: Expand the spectrum of your possibilities and create completely new functionalities!
This is how Nitinol moves you forward in medical technology
High-tech solutions and solid margins? As a player in medical technology, you know that these are only possible if you can continuously offer innovative solutions. Shape memory technology already plays a decisive role in this. Whether in coronary vascular surgery, in dental medicine or in trauma surgery: this is where shape memory alloys (SMA) or Nitinol prove their advantages on a daily basis.When you think of shape memory alloys, you think of the super elastic properties of Nitinol. But what if you change the composition of the alloy and expand the range of properties? In medical technology, you now have the chance to develop solutions in completely new areas of application: Be it by using novel nickel – or titanium-based SMA – rather than the standard alloys available. That’s exactly what you will get from us.
Shape memory alloys in medical technology
Today the main area of application for shape memory alloys, especially nickel-titanium alloys, is medical technology. This was also the first market in which nickel-titanium alloys were able to establish themselves. The prime example for the use of shape memory alloys in medical technology is the stent, a vasodilating mesh used to support arteries and veins. Shape memory alloys are also frequently used in the dental industry, for example in brace wires. The purpose of these is to apply a constant tension over a large deformation path of the teeth. Shape memory alloys are also used for so-called root canal files, which are required for preparing the root canal. Due to the special properties of nickel-titanium, root canal files based on nickel-titanium alloys are able to file around the curve without causing the material to break.
The use of Nitinol in medical technology applications has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. Biocompatible Nitinol plays a key role: In vascular surgery, super elastic stents made of Nitinol stabilize coronary vessels – and do so in a minimally invasive way. Super elastic brace wires apply a constant tensile force between the teeth; without pressure losses due to the newly induced position of the teeth. Superelastic pins reliably join together bones after severe fractures –
all based on the standard alloy Nitinol. But how do you find innovative solutions that go beyond mere super elasticity at body temperature? If you only want the shape memory effect in certain situations, for example when replacing implants? Or if you want to cause your appliance to become rigid/stiff depending on the situation and only return to a super elastic state during sterilization? Would you like to benefit from the many other properties of shape memory alloys
and develop new applications? Then Ingpuls is at your side with comprehensive product and alloy development know-how. Contact us today to talk now!
What you can achieve with Ingpuls: Instead of trial and error, “tinkering” with standard alloys available on the market and thereby missing out on the best possible solution, you can get your ideal material and application technology solution for your specific problem. That is real product development. This is how you manage the next innovative leap of your products and beat your competitors. Asking questions costs you nothing, as long as you do it before your competitors do.We will discuss your problem discreetly in the strictest confidence. Whatever approach is better for you and your customers: With Nitinol know-how from Ingpuls, you will receive a customized solution to your medical technology problem from a single source – whether directly as a component or as a system in conjunction with partners. What are your requirements?
Are you working in orthopaedic surgery? Then you may be interested in ways to minimize the orthopaedic side effects of your operations. SMAs that take over switching or setting operations at a certain point in time can help you to do this. Or you use flexible surgical and endoscopic devices that become rigid/stiff at a certain point at the push of a button. This can be done using guide wires with special alloys all for the benefit of your patients. An ageing society demands ever gentler intervention methods that are also cost-effective. Not only in the field of medical devices, but also in the process of medical intervention, doctors and patients benefit from the possibilities offered by SMA.
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In addition to devices with require partial stiffening, SMAs are also suitable for other medical devices in medical technology. As a micro-gripping system, you can remove tissue even more gently than before. Your brain spatulas work even more precisely and carefully. You create a safer use of catheters. Your vascular clamps can be controlled more accurately. Your occluders get a functional upgrade. Hip operations become gentler.
Root canal files work more precisely and last longer. Medication is better dosed. What proved itself in space travel is now also possible in your medical technology application with solutions made of Nitinol. Developed in accordance with your requirements, our Nitinol materials allow you to extend your innovative lead. This will make your products and processes unrivalled for years to come. Now is the right time to
jump on the bandwagon and to create functionalities with actuator material. And that’s exactly what you get from us: from product development to engineering and components to the systems themselves. You no longer need to be limited by standard alloys.
With individually alloyed components made of Nitinol, you go beyond the limits of your imagination. Because beyond standard materials such as Nitinol, so much more is possible than you can imagine. Combine the advantages of super elastic, biocompatible metals with the functionality of actuator material. This is how you create functional integration and process improvements while saving costs at the same time.To extend your innovation lead: Discuss your medical technology issues with us today so that we can study your approaches and come up with potential solutions for you.