The importance of annealing 316 LVM stents.

  title={The importance of annealing 316 LVM stents.},
  author={C Meyer-Kobbe and Birgit Hinrichs},
  journal={Medical device technology},
  volume={14 1},
The annealing process is an important key step in the manufacture of high quality and reliable 316 LVM stents. [figure: see text] The methods commonly applied for verifying the outcome of the annealing process such as microhardness testing are inappropriate and should not be used. The tension testing of tubes, processed together with stents, provides… CONTINUE READING