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. Superelastic nitinol is primarily used for medical device applications requiring superelasticity at room and body temperature.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.Transformation temperatures for superelastic grades are between -20°C and 22°C [-4°F and 71.6°F].
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Superelastic Nitinol wire has numerous applications in the medical device 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. 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. Talk to one of our reps about shape-setting and precision cutting today!
Quality, Compliance and Regulatory Documents ▼
Please see below for applicable standards and available statements regarding regulatory requirements. Standards are available by lot number and can be requested at the time of order.
- ASTM: F2063
- RoHS Compliance Statements
- REACH Compliance Statements
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