Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

Nitinol Seminar (1 Day in MN)

The MN ASM chapter is hosting a 1-day seminar on Nitinol and it’s superelastic properties. This will be geared towards medical devices and designs, but the principles are the same regardless of application.

(Register Below On This Page)

Anyone who registers before February 21st will be entered into a drawing for the ASM Handbook Volume 10: Materials Characterization

Alan R. Pelton, PhD, FASM, Chief Technical Officer, G. RAU Inc., received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and his MS and BS in Metallurgical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. As a research associate at Stanford University, he studied Nitinol thin-film processing and the effects of thermal cycling on Nitinol properties. After faculty positions in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University and University of Notre Dame, he joined the Shape Memory group at Raychem Corporation as Research and Technical Manager. There he concentrated on optimizing processing and properties for medical and non-medical applications of Nitinol. In 1993, he joined Nitinol Devices and Components and became the Chief Technical Officer. He investigated processing and properties of self-expanding stents, vena cava filters, and other medical implants and was responsible for technical submissions to the FDA. In 2014 he started G. RAU Inc. to provide technical services of consulting and testing of Nitinol devices for medical device companies. He has over 120 technical publications primarily in the areas of processing, properties, microstructural analysis, corrosion, and fatigue of Nitinol. He is a co-founder of Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, an affiliate of ASM International.

 

Class Info

The unique properties of the shape memory alloy Nitinol have led to many transformational medical device innovations, including self-expanding stents, percutaneously delivered heart valves, kink resistant guidewires, and self-locking orthopedic devices. Its superelastic qualities allow the alloy to withstand large amounts of recoverable strain, and its potential for excellent biocompatibility and fatigue resistance make it the material of choice for some of the most demanding medical device applications. However, Nitinol’s unique properties are very dependent upon alloy composition and processing. In this course, you will learn what affects Nitinol’s properties, how to control them, and how its unique properties can be applied in medical devices.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

•    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
•    Identify the reasons for Nitinol’s unique properties
•    Describe how Nitinol performs in a variety of conditions
•    Describe basic Nitinol device manufacturing principles
•    Recognize how to apply the benefits of Nitinol’s properties to real world applications


COURSE OUTLINE

1. Shape Memory and Superelasticity
2. Processing
3. Testing
4. Designing with Shape Memory and Superelasticity
5. Environmental Effects

Location:

Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

 

Date / Time:

March 6th, 2020
Time: 8 AM – 5 PM

Cost: $600, prepayment is required
Includes breakfast, coffee, lunch from HTC Culinary School

 

Class Size:

The class size will be limited to 98 students

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancelling on or before February 27 will result in a $300 refund.

No refund will be issued if cancellation is after February 27.

If the class is cancelled / moved due to weather or other extenuating circumstances and you are unable to attend you will be refunded $575

 

Profit Usage:

The Minnesota Chapter's portion of the profits from this seminar will be added to the general fund. This will allow the chapter  to continue the annual Material Camp for High School Students, offer scholarship dollars to college students, potentially finance a Materials Camp for High School Teachers.

 

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Location Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park
MN
55445
USA
http://www.hennepintech.edu/
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