Take a look at our new R&D Update.

At Fort Wayne Metals, we continually strive to serve our customers by furthering our understanding of the materials we work with.

For the R&D team, this often means answering fundamental scientific questions through collaboration with leading research institutes and universities, utilizing advanced analytical modalities such as X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. We regularly share the knowledge we generate with the scientific community through peer-reviewed publications and technical conference presentations.

Our fundamental research, combined with a deep understanding of the needs of the medical device community, drives our development of new and improved materials and products. Over the years, these innovative efforts have allowed us to make many advanced materials commercially available for example:

  • 35N LT® - clean melt version of MP35N offers better fatique resistance
  • NDR® wire - refined microstructure enhances fatigue resistance
  • SLT® - dead straight wire right off the spool
  • variant of our drawn filled tubing
    • thin-wall platinum DFT® - biocompatiblity and radiopacity

We also serve our customers by offering custom research and development services. If you desire wire or rod from a new alloy, we can convert your raw material, or facilitate the entire process, from custom ingot melting to final wire production. Whether you require a unique wire composite configuration or properties that push the limits of current materials and processes, we have the knowledge to develop a solution for you. So come to us with your crazy ideas. We may find them perfectly sane.