Muscle Wire (Nitinol) in HOT Water

Introduction: Muscle Wire (Nitinol) in HOT Water

Sometimes called the Smart Alloy, Muscle Wire or Memory Metal, is an alloy that "remembers" it shape. You can reshape the wire, but when heated it returns to the preset shape. Ever wonder how someone bends a spoon with their mind? Same metal.

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    6 Comments

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    i_build_stuff
    i_build_stuff

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I've herd of this stuff it seems really cool but i have 1 question how do u get it into that original shape is there any way i can buy a roll of this wire and say shape it into some random shape so that it always returns to that set shape its a little hard to explain :/ just how do i set the original shape?

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    Shagglepuff
    Shagglepuff

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Try bending it in the hot water, that might work.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Cool. I like all your awesome stuff, you're really smart. Are you a teacher?