This 0.005" FlexinolÂ® Actuator Wires (aka shape memory Nitinol) is a one foot long piece of nickel-titanium alloy that can flex and contract when a specific amount of heat or current is applied to it and are made specifically for linear actuators to replace small motors or solenoids. If you are asking yourself â€śWhat sorcery is this?!â€ť We assure you, this isnâ€™t magic, itâ€™s just simple science thanks to shape memory and a change between the wires weaker, low temperature form (martensitic) and its stronger, high temperature form (austenite). When the FlexinolÂ® is in its martensitic form, it can be formed and bent into different shapes. However, when an electrical current of ~320mA is applied to the wire, or is heated to ~100C it reverts to austenite form and recovers its previous shape with great force. Additionally, you can anneal at ~500C (use an industrial furnace or simply a lighter) it to whatever shape you would want, next once that current or heat is applied it will return to that new shape.Note: These are the â€śHTâ€ť type wires.Features:Length: 305mmDiameter: 0.127mmCurrent Required for Austenite Form: 320mAPull Force: 0.49lbsResistance: 1.9 ohms/inchDocuments:DatasheetProduct Video
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