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The Effect of Distal Core Flattening and Heat Treatment on 304 Stainless Steel Guide Wires

  • Yap, Andrew Spencer
  • Veit, Bryce Eric
  • Villena, Matthew Frederick Lopez
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2020
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The mechanical response of 304 stainless steel guide wires due to different temper conditions and amounts of flattening is to be explored in this project. For this specific project, there is no public literature on the mechanical properties of guide wires with the above conditions through tensile testing or Turns to Failure Testing. To address this, the project with Abbott Vascular will measure the mechanical properties of guide wires using the aforementioned factors. Due to a lack of previous literature on this research topic, there are no quantitative goals for the project, however, any new research compiled in this area will be beneficial. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, current limitations to lab access prevent new data from being collected on guide wires, so this report will mainly focus on existing data from wire manufacturers. Available tensile properties of 304 stainless steel at varying cold work levels will be taken into account to better understand guide wire behavior and allow us to suggest the next steps in order to progress this project in the future.

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