One early application of nitinol in medical devices was retrieval baskets with Nitinol kink-resistant shafts. These devices are used to retrieve stones from kidneys, bladders and bile ducts. Modern Grinding has made nitinol baskets at a prototyping level for several medical OEMS. We are a contract manufacturer with the capabiltiy to build nitinol retreivel baskets at a production level.
Nitinol is a metal alloy based on a roughly equal combination of Nickel and Titanium. The unique properties of nitinol are it's shape memory and its superelasticity.
Due to its biocompatible nature nitinol is suitable for use in orthopedic implants. Modern Grinding makes custom OEM wires and pins for the orthopaedic and medical device industry. Wire options include: