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Memory wire, a.k.a. Nitinol, a.k.a. Muscle Wire, a.k.a. Flexinol, is a nifty metal alloy (mixture) of Nickel (NI) and Titanium (TI). The NOL stands for Naval Ordinance Laboratory, ...
Read all instructions first! Materials needed: Metal tweezers or clamps of some sort Flame Water and container Rod for a spiral, anything else you would need for different ...
Nitinol, the non-brand-specific name, comes in an as-drawn form, which is what a Maker would want, because it allows one to set the memory. As-drawn refers to ...
I am not responsible for anything that you do with these instructions (including burning down your house or your neighbor’s house), so now that we have that out ...
This is what happens when you get the wire too hot. I now have a shorter wire to work with.
Now the wire is easy to bend, because the atoms have been relaxed. The problem with this is that whatever shape you bend it into, once heated to ...
To make a spring, I wrapped the wire around a small metal rod. I have used brass and tungsten, steel should be fine, but aluminum has such a ...
Heat the wire in the shape that you have bent and clamped it into. Quench it before handling. I do not know if it is necessary to quench ...
Your wire is now set to your shape, and still soft enough to easily bend. Bend it, mash it, etc. into a different shape. You can apply heat ...
If you are using Nitinol for a project where you need it to move something, it can pull some serious weight with the shrinkage of the straight ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CiErseFED8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smuCwUKyhkg http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/31/skill-builder-working-with-shape-memory-alloy/ http://www.talkingelectronics.com/projects/Nitinol/Nitinol-1.html
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