Category Archives: medical device manufacturing

Nitinol Seminar

posted March 2020
Kurt Schenk and Neal Hanke

Kurt Schenk and Neal Hanke, P.E.

Kurt Schenk and Neal Hanke attended a one day seminar about Nitinol and how its unique properties apply to medical devices and designs. The primary topics for the seminar included structure, processing, mechanical properties, corrosion behavior, and fatigue life of Nitinol. MEE has been helping medical device manufacturers to successfully use Nitinol in their products for almost 25 years. Even with years of experience, MEE staff continually seeks out educational opportunities to keep up with the latest research on this intriguing material.

Medical Device and Manufacturing

posted October 2017
MEE CEO, Larry Hanke, at previous MD&M event

MEE CEO, Larry Hanke, at previous MD&M event


Medical device development calls for innovation, precision and critical thinking – MEE matches your requirements with advanced materials characterization, analytical methods and experienced and informed materials strategies.

Look for us in the exhibit hall of the upcoming MD&M event November 8-9 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Materials Evaluation and Engineering staff will be there to meet and greet and answer any questions you might have about our services.

We will be at Booth #1304 (first booth if you enter through the central doors of the exhibit hall.)

New Laboratory Service

posted June 2016

Materials Evaluation and Engineering, Inc. has added testing to ASTM standard  F2082 to its list of laboratory services. This test provides a rapid and economical method for the determination of transformation temperature for Nickel-Titanium shape memory alloy, also known as Nitinol.

Nitinol’s unique shape-memory and superelastic properties lends itself to a wide variety of uses in medical and industrial fields. Results from the test determining the temperature when phase change occurs provide data applicable to the ultimate use and performance of the material.

Contact us for more information.



MD&M 2015

posted November 2015

It was a fun couple of days in the Exhibit hall of MD&M. Thanks to all who stopped by to talk with us.


Newest design of our booth features the JEOL JSM-6610 LV scanning electron microscope.

We enjoyed the opportunity to talk about our laboratory and engineering services for those in the medical device industry. Almost everyone on staff had a chance to spend some time at the MEE booth and also some time strolling around the exhibit hall to see what was new.  This was MEE’s 16th year with a booth at MD&M.



MD&M 2015 in Minneapolis

posted November 2015

You’ve seen our pictures on the website, maybe talked to us on the phone or exchanged emails with us. This week is your chance to meet us in person. Stop by the  MEE booth (815) at MD&M  this week ,November 4-5, in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Already an MEE client?  It’s always fun to see some familiar faces in the crowd so be sure to stop by and say hello.