There has been a flurry of activity at Modern Grinding recently with universities labs who are setting up fracture research for the semester. Many Phase I and Phase II studies are going into effect right now. We like to work with groups throughout the semester to find the right k-wires for research. Many groups will get a wire prototyping kit from us with a variety of wire types (stainless steel, nitinol) a variety of diameters and a variety of tips.
Don’t get us wrong, we feel bad for some of the animals who undergo this type of research but we are also happy that we are helping fuel innovations which help improve fracture care for future generations. Many researchers who contact us don’t quite know all of the ways we can process a wire and the lead times associated with different processes.
If you are are researching k-wire or nitinol products please contact us and we will do our best to give you the tools to succeed this semester.