Nitinol

Nitinol is half Nickel half Titanium alloy, which unique properties, shape memory and superplastisity, were discovered by Buehler and Wang at Naval Ordnance Laboratory, USA, at the end of 50th of the 20th century. After decades of researches and trials, now Nitinol is widely used in many commercial applications exploited special features of this metal. Its widespread use in medical appliances is obliged as well to high biocompatibility of the Alloy.
Electro-polishing is considered to be an essential stage of the Nitinol parts manufacturing, since, when properly electro-polished, the metal forms a dense non-porosive protective layer of Titanium Oxide, providing the parts with long-term stability of their special properties.
To make task tough, it is the dense Titanium Oxide layer formation, which causes difficulties in Nitinol’s electropolishing, alongside to necessity to suppress the formation of green-black nickel oxide, all this after removing poor metallurgically-originated layer of metal oxides.
Finish Line has developed well controlled Electropolishing Process for abdominate surgical Nitinol springs (view pic.) after their thermal shaping, and run the Process periodically during few years, at capacity of thousands units per day. The line was operated for other customers as well, and is ready for new tasks, subject to adjusting the Process for any specific requirements.
During development the Process for the Nitinol springs, we have faced the customer’s need to ensure their pre-designed opening force. The task was successfully solved entering control of the spring weight, which we proved to be statistically main regulator of the opening force, see more.
In another case, we faced once more the customer’s need to manage mechanical properties of a Nitinol part, this time a strip for a cordial device. A sharply focused research was conducted by mutual efforts with a Customer, which led us to Electro-polishing parameters, successfully controlling desired curve, see more.

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Anode Treatment

Anode treatment beneficiates metal surface through metal dissolving and oxidation. In case no coating is allowed, Anode Treatment is a way to enhance your parts’ surface qualities. more >>

Passivation

Passivation is a classic anode treatment to improve corrosion resistance of metals, comparing to not treated parts, through completing natural formation of metal oxides surface layer. more >>

Bright Passivation

Bright Passivation improves corrosion resistance of metals, comparing to not treated parts, removes spots from previous processing and provides the parts with brighter appearance. more >>

Etching

Etching is an old craft which technically comprises a vigorous anode treatment process, widely exploited in industry. Etching metal surface as a whole makes it uniformly rough and porous more >>

Color Anodizing

Color Anodizing is a unique Titanium only applied process granting to metal surface a wide spectrum of controllable vivid interference colors, which are stable, uniform and repeatable more >>

Surface preparation

Surface preparation ensures the after Anode Treatment surface features as aimed. It includes both quality improving (like de-burring) and surface beneficiation (like surface roughening) more >>

Surface cleaning

Surface Cleaning is an essential completing operation after any Anode Treatment intended washing the surface from leftovers of previous treatment, using purified water at the end step more >>

Clean Room Packing

Packing in Clean Room class 1000 with laminar cameras class 100 allows us to implement packaging procedure for customers’ products having the highest cleanness requirements more >>