Innovative Technology for Preparation of Seamless Nitinol Tubes Using SHS Without Forming
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This paper presents innovative technology for the production of seamless Ni-Ti tubes using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS). The proposed production technology is a unique method which removes the need of forming operations, reduces machining processes, and at the same time it eliminates the negatives of production Ni-Ti alloys by conventional melting methods. The proposed process consists in SHS reaction in evacuated silica tube with the use of extremely high heating rate (over 300 K min−1).
The authors acknowledge the financial support from specific university research (MSMT No 20-SVV/2016) and Czech Science Foundation, Project No. 14-03044S.
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