Single step shape memory alloy expansion

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Exposing nitinol to a shape setting temperature while the nitinol is in an unstrained or minimally strained condition. The nitinol is then substantially deformed in shape while at elevated temperature. After deformation, the nitinol remains at the elevated temperature for a time to shape set the material. The nitinol is then returned to approximately room temperature 20° C. by means of water quenching or air cooling for example.

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W L GORE & ASSOCIATES INCNEWARK DE 19711

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Greene, Joel M Flagstaff, US 10 77
Lasley, Christopher C Flagstaff, US 8 79

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