1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions of terms used in ASTM documents relating to nickel-titanium shape memory alloys used for medical devices. This terminology includes only those terms for which ASTM either has standards or which are used in ASTM standards for nickel-titanium shape memory alloys. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of terms related to shape memory alloys.
1.2 Definitions that are similar to those published by another standards body are identified with abbreviations of the name of that organization; for example, ICTAC is the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E7 Terminology Relating to Metallography
E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology
F2004 Test Method for Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Alloys by Thermal Analysis
F2082 Test Method for Determination of Transformation Temperature of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys by Bend and Free Recovery
Nickel-titanium surgical implant alloys; Terminology--medical/surgical systems/applications;
ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys); 77.120.50 (Titanium and titanium alloys)
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