If you currently electropolish your oxide-free Nitinol to achieve a smooth surface, Fort Wayne Metals has a solution to help you streamline your process: Our new Silk® NiTi features a surface roughness of 3 µin (0.0762 µm) RMS or less. Which means that using Silk® NiTi can eliminate the need for mechanical or electropolishing.
Other than its smooth surface, the absence of any visible oxide and slightly increased plateau stresses, you can expect Silk® NiTi to be equivalent to any of our Nitinol products with an oxide-free surface finish. So you will get equivalent shape memory or superelastic properties, fatigue life, and yield strength. All the while working with an ultra-smooth surface that has also been found to significantly reduce snags in braiding operations.
Silk® NiTi is available in all of our Nitinol grades. Sizes range from 0.0008" (0.020 mm) to 0.040" (1.01 mm).
Please contact us if your requirements exceed these specifications or product forms.
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