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Muscle Wire - 0.012" Diameter (1 foot)

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Description:nbsp;This 0.012quot; Muscle Wirereg;nbsp;(aka shape memorynbsp;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. If you are asking yourself quot;What sorcery is this?!quot; We assure you, this isn#39;t magic, it#39;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 Muscle Wirereg; is in its martensitic form,nbsp;it can be formed and bent into different shapes. However, when an electrical current of ~1.5A is applied to the wire, or is heated to ~100C it reverts to austenite form and recovers its previous shape with great force. Additionally,nbsp;you can anneal at ~500C (use an industrial furnace or simply a lighter)nbsp;it to whatever shape you would want, next once that current or heat is applied it will return to that new shape.

Note:nbsp;The datasheet found below is for Flexinolreg; actuator wire, that isn#39;t exactly like all Muscle Wirereg; but it#39;s close.nbsp;Flexinolreg; Actuators Wires are made specifically for linear actuators to replace small motors or solenoids..

Features:

  • Length: 305mm
  • Diameter: 0.30mm
  • Current Required for Austenite Form: 1.5Anbsp;
  • Pull Force: 2.83lbs
  • Resistance: 0.31 ohms/inch

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Description

Description:nbsp;This 0.012quot; Muscle Wirereg;nbsp;(aka shape memorynbsp;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. If you are asking yourself quot;What sorcery is this?!quot; We assure you, this isn#39;t magic, it#39;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 Muscle Wirereg; is in its martensitic form,nbsp;it can be formed and bent into different shapes. However, when an electrical current of ~1.5A is applied to the wire, or is heated to ~100C it reverts to austenite form and recovers its previous shape with great force. Additionally,nbsp;you can anneal at ~500C (use an industrial furnace or simply a lighter)nbsp;it to whatever shape you would want, next once that current or heat is applied it will return to that new shape.

Note:nbsp;The datasheet found below is for Flexinolreg; actuator wire, that isn#39;t exactly like all Muscle Wirereg; but it#39;s close.nbsp;Flexinolreg; Actuators Wires are made specifically for linear actuators to replace small motors or solenoids..

Features:

  • Length: 305mm
  • Diameter: 0.30mm
  • Current Required for Austenite Form: 1.5Anbsp;
  • Pull Force: 2.83lbs
  • Resistance: 0.31 ohms/inch

Documents:

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