Materials: TiNi-02, TiNiCu
Transformation temperatureAf: 65-95 degree C
Advantages: Small size, light weight, low power, a very high strength-to-weight ratio, precise control, AC or DC activation, long life, and direct linear action. These features let you create whole categories of amazing new devices that would be difficult or impossible to do with anything else.
When in use a muscle wire can be stretched up to 8 percent of its length and still recover. However, this can only be done a few times until it breaks or stops returning to its original length. Its life cycle can be extended dramatically if it is stretched to between 3 to 5 percent of its overall length. Within this range it will go through the stretching and return cycle millions of times.