Nitinol Actuators by Miga Technologies LLC

Nitinol Actuator Wire

Nitinol is an alloy of Nickel and Titanium (in about a 50/50 composition). It is manufactured by several companies, including Dynalloy, SAES Group, Fort Wayne Metals and Furukawa Techno Material.

The wire is manufactured in multiple sizes from 0.0001″ to 0.020″ diameter. The companies offer multiple transition temperatures of 70C, 90C and NiTiPd alloys that transition at 170C.

Nitinol wire can last for millions of cycles if it is used properly. Using it properly can be very tricky. Contact us today for assistance with your Nitinol development. See many examples below of different uses for Nitinol wire in actuators.

See other possibilities for use of nitinol actuators at our home page. Flexinol nitinol actuator wire is one of the best brands of wire for use in tiny actuators. Solenoid replacement is a common use for nitinol actuators.

Hydramax Exhibit using 60 Nitinol Actuators

Hydramax Exhibit using 60 Nitinol Actuators

Hydramax was an architectural model created by Future Cities Lab and installed in the San Francisco MOMA for 6 months.  The model was designed to respond to museum goers with soft illumination and gentle organic operation of the roof panels.  The silent organic...

Nitinol Properties

Nitinol Properties

Nitinol Properties Transformation Temperature -200 to 110 deg. C Latent Heat of Transformation 5.78 cal/g Transformation Strain for a single cycle 8% for 100,000 cycles 4% Hysteresis 30 to 50 deg. C Melting Point 1300 deg. C (2370 deg. F) Density 6.45 g/cu.cm (0.233...

Latch Release Actuator

Latch Release Actuator

Latch Release with 1.5 pounds of force using shape memory alloy wire. This was used as a payload release mechanism for a large military drone. This is the payload release on a life-cycle test fixture. Cycling against a 2-pound spring, powered by a 9V Duracell Lithium...