Alloys International Europe

26 Rue de la Princesse de Ligne 78480 Verneuil Sur Seine, France 1-800-900-9209

T: 631-342-0043 F: 631-342-0051 85-J

South Hoffman Lane Islandia, NY 11749

Fort Wayne Metals

European Sales Office Aalsterweg 110D 5615 CJ Eindhoven The Netherlands Tel. +31 40212 7828 Fax. +31 40212 7864

Fort Wayne Metals is a recognized leader in the research, development and production of fine grade medical wire. We do not draw copper – our expertise lies solely in stainless steel, titanium and titanium alloys and specialty alloys such as Nitinol. Fort Wayne Metals is taking an active role in ASM International, a society dedicated to the exchange of material information. We are also active in ASTM, specifically the F-4 committee, which has authored many standards for medical wire.

Memory Metalle GmbH

Am Kesselhaus 5 D - 79576 Weil am Rhein Tel.: + 49 (0)7621 799 121 Fax: + 49 (0)7621 799 244 E-Mail:

Memory-Metalle is a full service supplier for all needs around Shape Memory Alloys. Besides the material supply of wire, sheet, ribbon and tubing, the company also develops new products to customer specification, and produces actuators and many other components. Memory-Metalle possesses special know-how for heat-treatment and processing of NiTinol? alloys and is capable of designing and producing tooling and testing equipment for most applications.

Memory Metals Limited

3 penny corner, farthing road/ ipswich/ suffolk IP1 5AP/ UK +44(0)1473 463342 +44(0)1473 463742

Memory Metals will assist you in applying SMA alloys to you product range. This can take the form of assisting in the selection of the appropriate SMA alloy, design the SMA component and produce samples for prototype testing. Alternatively, we can take your design ideas through from concept to final product.

We are also available to act as consultants in the processing and application of SMA alloys where many parties are involved in the development programme.

Memry Memry Corporate Headquarters and Eastern Operations 3 Berkshire Boulevard Bethel, CT 06801 USA

Memry offers a wide range of products and the most advanced services on the market to assist our customers with their most stringent applications. Our wide range of process capabilities and our extensive medical device experience and long history with medical device companies in the endovascular, interventional cardiology, neurovascular, endoscopy and general surgery, urology and orthopaedic fields are premium benefits to our clients.

Our goal is to help our medical industry clients gain market share, or presence, through focused and diligent development and use of our shape memory technology expertise, by:

  • Assisting in and speeding up the design development process.
  • Assisting with material selection, testing and optimization of performance for specific product applications. * Providing rapid prototyping services.
  • Supporting the manufacturing requirements during scale-up and production.
  • Meeting or exceeding mutually agreed product performance and service metrics.

AMF Route de Quincy 18120 Lury sur Arnon FRANCE

Tel. : +33 2 48 51 75 91 Fax : +33 2 48 51 70 38 Email :

A French company that manufactures products based upon NiTi? alloys. These products are primarily created for use in the medical industry, such as SMA staples but willing to work with others to create new ideas and applications. AMF is a metallurgy company whose calling is to provide all medical distributors with shape memory staple and other shape memory parts. AMF doesn't sell any products direct to hospitals, these ones are only intended for distribution companies.

Special Metals Services, Europe

Germany Phone: +49 (0)211 38 63 40 Fax: +49 (0)211 37 98 64

The Netherlands Phone: +31 10 451 44 55 Fax: +31 10 450 05 39

France Phone: + 33 (0)4 72 47 46 46 Fax: + 33 (0)4 72 47 46 59 Shape memory alloys Contact person :Jan Van Humbeeck Development of high temperature shape memory alloys

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Additional Information where and how SMA are used:

Broken bones can be mended with shape memory alloys. The alloy plate has a memory transfer temperature that is close to body temperature, and is attached to both ends of the broken bone. From body heat, the plate wants to contract and retain its original shape, therefore exerting a compression force on the broken bone at the place of fracture. After the bone has healed, the plate continues exerting the compressive force, and aids in strengthening during rehabilitation. Memory metals also apply to hip replacements, considering the high level of super-elasticity.

For clogged blood vessels, an alloy tube is crushed and inserted into the clogged veins. The memory metal has a memory transfer temperature close to body heat, so the memory metal expands to open the clogged arteries.

Used for braces and dental arch wires, memory alloys maintain their shape since they are at a constant temperature, and because of the super elasticity of the memory metal, the wires retain their original shape after stress has been applied and removed.

Anti-scalding protection: Temperature selection and control system for baths and showers. Memory metals can be designed to restrict water flow by reacting at different temperatures, which is important to prevent scalding. Memory metals will also let the water flow resume when it has cooled down to a certain temperature.

Lines that carry highly flammable and toxic fluids and gases must have a great amount of control to prevent catastrophic events. Systems can be programmed with memory metals to immediately shut down in the presence of increased heat. This can greatly decrease devastating problems in industries that involve petrochemicals, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and large oil and gas boilers.

In certain commercials, eyeglass companies demonstrate eyeglass frames that can be bent back and forth, and retain their shape. These frames are made from memory metals as well, and demonstrate super- elasticity.

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