Join us for this digital event
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, 1:00 PM (EDT)
Title: Success in Nitinol Additive Manufacturing-Effective Translation of Shape Memory and Super Elasticity Properties via 3D Printing
Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Additive manufacturing of Nitinol allows the fabrication of complex device geometries with pre-designed porosity, homogeneous composition, high density, near net shape, and requiring very little or no post-processing. As Nitinol exhibits work hardening in conventional manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing presents unique opportunities in the production of medical devices.
Our webinar will explore three main areas of focus to enable successful use of Nitinol for AM:
- The importance of stringent control of Nitinol chemistry throughout the additive lifecycle, from powder to finished part
- Matching print parameter sets to powder chemistry to effectively control over shape memory and superelastic properties for the finished device
- Producing fully dense, near net shape Nitinol components to eliminate additional post-processing steps
Dr. Gaurav Lalwani-Global Medical Applications Development Engineer, Carpenter Technology: Gaurav manages the technology portfolio and new product development strategy for the medical business unit. He is currently engaged in the development of novel wrought and additive solutions for the medical device industry. With a MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University with a focus on materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Dr. Lalwani was the co-founder of Millennial Material & Devices and Vice President of Research for Theragnostic Technologies Inc.— seed stage biomedical startups. He is an active member of ASTM, MRS, BMES, ECS and other societies and holds a keen interest in promoting inclusive education and food safety by supporting and advising organizations focused on social entrepreneurship.