Stork failure analysis expert Dr. John Tartaglia of Stork Climax Research Services in Wixom, Michigan, is offering a free technical seminar, "Aspects of Metallurgy in the Medical Device World ." The Senior Metallurgical Engineer and Engineering Manager will be presenting this seminar twice on Friday, February 26, 2010:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, and again at
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
There is no cost to attend this presentation. For reservations or questions, please contact [email protected]. Please include your name, company, telephone number, and email address with your reservation. Your email should state whether you have either no preference or you have a preference for the morning or afternoon session.
Metals are key materials for many vascular implants as well in medical devices for prosthetics inside and outside the body. "Medical metals" is a fruitful and burgeoning subject for R&D, technology transfer, and new business ventures. Depending on their application, various special processing techniques and property requirements are operative in applying metals to this important frontier usage.
This presentation will begin with a summary of some of the types of medical devices that utilize metals. Dr. Tartaglia will then introduce some of the unique physical metallurgy concepts associated with titanium- and cobalt-base alloys, which are common alloys applied in the medical device world. This portion of the presentation will include an explanation of the transformation behavior involved with memory martensite in Nitinol wire, which is a common stent and dental metal. The seminar will conclude with a summary of many of the key metallurgical processing steps used to produce medical device metals, as well as a tabulation of some of the performance and property requirements obtained with medical metals.
At the end of the seminar, there will be time set aside for Dr. Tartaglia to answer questions from participants.