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Nitinol is a metal alloy, sometimes also called Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). Nitinol alloys exhibit two closely related and unique properties: shape memory and superelasticity. Shape memory refers to the ability of a material to undergo deformation at one temperature, and then recover its original shape upon heating above its "transformation temperature". Superelasticity occurs in a narrow temperature range just above the transformation temperature; in these conditions, no heating is necessary to return to the pre-deformation shape.
Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) have been considered as one of the most promising smart materials. They can provide novel solution in several ﬁelds, for various applications (e.g. actuator, biomedical application, clamping systems, etc.). Among the commercially available Shape Memory Alloys, nickel titanium ones are outstanding due to their excellent performance and reliability. In addition to its strain recovery, Nitinol is attractive for medical applications due to its biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and fatigue behavior.
Shape Memory Alloy Type
|Two-way Shape Memory||Alloy that restores high-temperature shape when heated, and restores low-temperature shape when cooled|
|One-way Shape Memory||Alloy deforms at sub-transformation temperatures and restores pre-deformation shape when heated, demonstrating unidirectional memory behavior.|
Shape Memory Effect
"Shape Memory" describes the restoration of the original shape of a plastically deformed sample upon heating.
An elastic (reversible) responses to an applied temperature, caused by a phase transformation between the austenitic and martensitic phases of a crystal.
Ms- Initial temperature for an austenite to martensite transition
Mf- Final temperature for an austenite to martensite transition
As- Initial temperature for a martensite to austenite transition
Af- Final temperature for a martensite to austenite transition
Nitinol products we provide:
Nitinol Rolling Products: Nitinol Sheet, Nitinol Strip, Nitinol Foil
Nitinol Drawing & Swaging Products: Nitinol Wire (Super elastic Nitinol Wire, Shape Memory Wire), Nitinol Rod, Nitinol Fishing wire
Other custom parts: Nitinol Spring, Nitinol Parts
Shape memory gives Nitinol the ability to be deformed at one temperature, and then return to its original shape when being heated to its transformation temperature. This effect is caused by the material changing from its low temperature monoclinic martensitic structure to the high temperature cubic austenitic structure.
Besides Nitinol shape memory alloy, ETI can also provide TiNiCu and TiNiNb shape memory alloys.
Edgetech Industries is a reliable nitinol sheet supplier. We offer nitinol sheets (nickel titanium alloy sheet, shape memory and superelastic alloy sheet) with Cold-rolled, pickled and mirror shiny surface.
Edgetech industries LLC offers nitinol strip (nickel titanium alloy strip, shape memory alloy strip, superelastic strip) for special applications, enabling unusual design characteristics. Nitinol strip can be supplied in roll and straight.
We provide nitinol spring (nickel titanium alloy spring, nitinol compressed spring，nitinol tension spring) with competitive price and various specifications. Two-way shape memory springs are our specialty.
EdgeTech Industries LLC manufactures nitinol wire (nickel titanium alloy wire, shape memory nitinol wire, superelastic alloy wire) with various Af temperature that are used in all fields.
Edgetech Industries LLC provides nitinol rod (shape memory rod, superelastic alloy rod, nickel titanium alloy rods) from various grades of nickel titanium alloy. Nitinol threaded rod, nitinol cylinder and rings can be machined from nitinol rod.
Nitinol Muscle Wire
The finest nitinol wire we can make for muscle wire (also called shape memory actuator wire) is 0.02mm, nitinol muscle wire is an important part for robotics applications.
We provide nitinol tube (nickel titanium alloy tube, superelastic alloy tubing) with OD from 0.3 to 10mm, the Active Af temperature is 22+/-2℃. Nitinol tube is mostly used in medical.
Nitinol Threaded Rod
We provide nitinol threaded rod (nitinol bolts, Ti-Ni alloy rods) with custom Af point and size, even the high temperature nickel titanium alloy rods with high hardness.
Nitinol Fishing Wire
Nitinol fishing wire is superelastic alloy wire (even at low temperature) which can be stretched over ten times the length of ordinary steel leader without permanent deformation.
Edgetech Industries offers Nitinol foil (nickel titanium alloy foil, shape memory alloy foils, super-elastic alloy foils) with 0.002" thinnest thickness, specification ASTM F2063.
Shape Memory Parts & TiNiCu alloys
Nitinol (nickle titanium alloy) is used to make dental braces, spectacle frames and nitinol stents widely. We also provide other shape memory alloys: Ti-Ni-Cu Shape memory alloy, Ti-Ni-Nb shape memory alloys, etc.