Nickel titanium, or Nitinol, is a corrosion resistant, paramagnetic metal alloy of nickel and titanium named for its composition and place of discovery: Naval Ordinance Laboratory. Nitinol alloys possess two unique but closely related properties: shape memory and superelasticity (also known as pseudoeslasticity). Component Supply currently stocks the super elastic alloy, which is kink resistant and flexible. The superelasticity occurs in a narrow temperature range slightly higher than its transformation temperature. Component Supply's offering of Nitinol can be strained up to eight times more than ordinary spring steel without permanent deformation.
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Super elastic Nitinol wire has numerous applications in the medical field including wire mandrels, mechanical switching devices, prosthetics, catheters, superelastic needles, robotic actuators and stents. Component Supply seeks to assist researchers and product designers in determining the best products for their specific applications. While we do provide some information regarding the potential applications of our products, often there are many more possibilities. Therefore, if you do not see a description for an application suiting your needs, please contact one of our representatives who can give you further information about this product and others that might aid your project.
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Component Supply offers super elastic Nitinol in straight lengths, annealed and with a oxide finish in the sizes indicated on the chart below in 36-inch and 72-inch lengths. We offer production run quantities of this wire but small quantities are available for testing by researches and developers as well. We are committed to the innovative methodologies of our researchers and product designers, and we seek to support them by offering small, customized quantities for their specific applications. Our proprietary processes and equipment enable custom fabrication of this material. Please contact us if your application requires secondary operations, and we can determine how to best serve you.
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