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  • Hello All, ASM is hosting the course: Nitinol for Medical Devices during the dates October 25-27, 2021. The presenter is Alan R. Pelton, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, G. RAU Inc. who is a co-founder of yours's truly SMST! This course will go over ...

  • Thank you for sharing! I do find this very interesting, as well. I've read from other studies showing the potential of improving the recoverable strain by rolling a NiTi rod to an highly strain, amorphous state. The nanocomposite study using nanocrystalline ...

  • Hello all, Let's brighten our Monday with a casual topic. How did you become interested in SMAs? Was it introduced to you by your favorite instructor? Did SMAs slowly became part of the discussion until it was the main part the discussion? Is there a ...

  • NiTi is in use for medical devices for more than two decades now and well established as an implant material and regarding biocompatibility. The new FDA guidance is not really requiring additional testing. Only in cases, where the standard corrosion tests ...

  • Hi Mentors! I would like to add to this outreach. Remind your students that the Material Advantage membership ($30) includes ASM membership benefits such as journals and Connect. They may already be a member if your university has a chapter! It may take ...

  • Ah, very neat (and exciting)! Now I understand the "paraelectric" part, which is necessary to distinguish them from ferroelectrics. Thanks for the explanation.! ------------------------------ Ashley Bucsek Assistant Professor University of Michigan Ann ...

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The International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) is a volunteer organization made up of industry professionals, scientists and researchers dedicated to disseminating technical education on the unique class of materials which exhibit shape memory and superelastic properties.