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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley

    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition

    Nitinol/Shape Memory Alloy

    Nitinol = nickel titanium
    Shape Memory Alloy = SMA
    also known as: smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy

    This alloy generally comes in the form of thin wires that can be baked in a certain shape at a certain temperature that it will then “remember”, and return to when current is applied.

    Projects that have used nitinol wire

    Marcelo Coehlo’s Shutters >> http://web.media.mit.edu/~marcelo/shutters/index.html

    XS Labs
    Kukkia dress >> http://www.xslabs.net/work-pages/kukkia.html
    Scorpions >> http://xslabs.net/skorpions/

    Jie Qi’s work with nitinol and paper >> http://hlt.media.mit.edu/?p=1448

    Greg Saul’s paper robots >> http://www.gregsaul.co.uk/lookAt/paperRobots/

    Some links

    >> http://makingfurnitureinteractive.wordpress.com/2007/10/11/muscle-wire/

    Where to buy

    Flexinol: 0.006″ High-Temp (10 m) >> http://www.robotshop.ca/dynalloy-flexinol-006-ht-actuator-wire.html
    Flexinol: 0.008″ High-Temp (5 m) >> http://www.robotshop.ca/dynalloy-flexinol-008-ht-actuator-wire.html
    Flexinol: 0.01″ High-Temp (5m) >> http://www.robotshop.ca/dynalloy-flexinol-010-ht-actuator-wire.html

    6 Comments so far

    1. Kit-of-No-Parts on September 13th, 2011

      […] More info >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2884 […]

    2. Nitinol | wer bastelt mit? on July 21st, 2012

      […] Projekte mit Nitinol: Simple Nitinol-Popups Kobakant: Nitinol/Shape Memory Alloy […]

    3. Bess Alice on January 31st, 2013

      Glad to contact with your esteemed company.We are an leading manufacturer of Nitinol Mateirals in China.Hope there is an opportunity to work with you.If there any questions or requirements,please feel free to let us know.

    4. Dr. Amotz Weinberg on August 31st, 2013

      I would like to purchasea sample of Nitinol wite for studenrs’ demonstration of SMA.

    5. Stella K on November 20th, 2013

      Dear Sir,

      Needing a long=term stable supplier of Nitinol SMA material and products for your devices/ projects ?
      There are large stock in our ware house.
      Contact me for more info….

      Best regards,
      Stella K

      Baoji Seabird Metal Material Co.,Ltd
      Phone: 86-180-9173-7976
      MSN: stellakvi@hotmail.com
      Skype: estella8513

    6. Belfy on April 23rd, 2014

      Nitinol SMA material, 0.002”diameter


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