The Amplatzer™ self-centering septal occluder revolutionized minimally invasive closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) in children in the late 1990’s, and has served the role well from that time on . Since the 1990s, Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs) have enabled high performance and less invasive treatment of aortic aneurysms, biliary ducts and cerebrovascular aneurysms. All such devices have relied on the remarkable combination of shape memory, superelasticity, corrosion and fatigue durability found in well-processed Nitinol wires and tubes. Our Research and Development team is working as part of two cross-organizational teams to both design and standardize SMA for aerospace applications [2,3]. A key aim of our work is that aerostructural design engineers will, one day, be able to harness well-designed SMA in next-generation craft that will fly faster, while quieter over populace, and with greater efficiency over our oceans.