I am new to muscle wire and getting a little confused about all the lingo out there and was hoping someone could clear some stuff up for me?
I've heard of muscle wire that contracts in length (about 2-5%) when current (generating heat) is applied to it.
I've also heard of muscle wire being trained to remember a particular shape and when heated, reverts back to that shape.
I've heard of Flexinol, Nitinol and SMAs.So my question is...which is which?
Whats the name of the product that contracts, and which is the one that remembers its shape? or do they all do the same thing?
And whats the difference between Flexinol and Nitinol? or is this a Kleenex vs tissue thing?
I read the literature on the Dynalloy site and I am still confused.
If anyone has used any of these products and could clear this up for me I would really appreciate Smiley
Also, any other advice on muscle wire would be greatly appreciated. For example, should I use High Temperature or Low Temperature?