Nitinol Actuators by Miga Technologies LLC

Flexinol Actuator Wire

Flexinol is a brand of Nickel-Titanium, or Nitinol actuator wire made by Dynalloy, Inc. in Irvine, California. They manufacture and stock multiple sizes of actuator wire from 0.0001″ to 0.020″ diameter. They offer multiple transition temperatures of 70C, 90C and a NiTiPd alloy that transitions at 170C.

Dynalloy’s wire is of high quality and 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 Flexinol product development. See many examples below of different uses for Flexinol brand Nitinol actuator wire. Find answers to frequently asked questions about Flexinol nitinol actuators here. See how it can be used to replace traditional solenoids here. See other nitinol actuation possibilities here at our home page.

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...