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Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 685429, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/685429
Research Article

Titanium-Nickel Shape Memory Alloy Spring Actuator for Forward-Looking Active Catheter

1Division of Mechanical Systems, Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, University of Hyogo, 2167 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201, Japan
2New Business Department, Kobe Material Testing Laboratory, 47-13 Niijima, Harima, Kako, Hyogo 675-0155, Japan

Received 1 April 2010; Revised 7 December 2010; Accepted 9 January 2011

Academic Editor: Brij Kumar Dhindaw

Copyright © 2011 Takahiro Namazu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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