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What are Ni-Ti Alloys?

Since 2022, Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflicts have intensified, and global energy prices have risen sharply, with international natural gas prices hitting historic highs. As the most important transitional energy source in the transition from fossil energy to non-fossil energy, the share of natural gas in primary energy has increased from 14.6% in 1965 to 24.7% in 2020.  The global gas price indices showed a unilateral downward trend from 2018, bottomed out in 2020, and remained low for a long time. However, since July 2020, the global gas prices have gradually fluctuated upward, and the impact of geopolitical events made the Dutch TTF gas price even hit record highs repeatedly.

An analyst of a securities company believes that the core catalyst of this round of global gas market lies in the lack of investment in upstream oil and gas resources caused by long-term low prices. Since 2020, although the epidemic has led to a decline in demand, the decline in supply has been faster, resulting in a large inventory consumption. In 2021, demand will recover faster than supply (the supply-side is less sensitive to prices, which will be reflected in investment).  

As the world's two largest gas nitinol powder are also expected to change significantly.

What are Ni-Ti Alloys?

Ni-Ti alloy, also known as Nitinol, is a metallic alloy of nickel and titanium in which the two elements are present in roughly equal atomic percentages. Different alloys are named according to the percentage of nickel by weight; For example, Nitinol 55 and Nitinol 60. It exhibits shape memory effect and superelasticity at different temperatures.


Nitinol alloys exhibit two closely related and unique properties: shape memory effect and superelasticity (also known as pseudo-elasticity). Shape memory is the ability of Nitinol to withstand deformation at a certain temperature, retain its deformed shape when external forces are removed, and then restore its original undeformed shape when heated above its "transition temperature". Superelasticity is the ability of a metal to withstand large deformations and return to its undeformed shape immediately after the removal of external loads. Nitinol has 10-30 times the deformability of a normal metal and returns to its original shape. Whether Nitinol has shape memory or superelasticity depends on whether it is above the transition temperature of a particular alloy. Below the transition temperature, it exhibits shape memory effects, above which it exhibits superelasticity. 

 

What are Shape Memory Alloys?

"Memory metal" is also called "shape memory alloy", is a special alloy material, mainly in nickel titanium alloy. 

It can be plastic deformation like plastic at a certain temperature. But at a certain temperature, it can be restored to its original state, with a certain "memory". 

The deformation recovery ability of shape memory alloy is attributed to the thermoelastic martensitic transformation in the material during deformation. 

Shape memory alloys are known for their excellent memory, flexibility and plasticity. In addition, it has good wear resistance, fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance.

 

What are Shape Memory Alloys Used For?

Shape memory alloys are widely used in aerospace, mechatronics, biomedicine, bridge construction, automobile industry, and daily life. 

 

Automobile industry 

The use of memory metal alloy as a radial material, can enhance the bearing capacity of the tire, super elastic characteristics also reduce the possibility of tire burst, improve driving safety. 

The air bags in the seat, under certain pressure, the waist rest on the seat can be perfectly fitted to the driver or passenger's waist. 

In addition, memory alloys are used in the manufacture of actuators to make car trunks easier to close, and in the manufacture of valves to control noise and vibration in engines and improve noise, vibration and vibration roughness. 

 

Aeronautics and astronautics 

It is used to develop lightweight, quiet, and efficient designs. The variable-section fan nozzles, shock absorbers and actuators are all made of metal alloys. These devices are austenitic at normal temperatures and convert to martensite (and the desired shape) as they cool due to temperature changes caused by airflow around the aircraft or changes in ambient temperature during normal flight. 

 

Building 

Memory alloys help to prestress Bridges or buildings. On a smaller scale, shape memory materials can be used to enhance the reliability of pipe fittings in piping systems. 

 

Medical 

The application of memory alloys in biomedicine could reduce the need for medical intervention. For example, medical stents can be inserted into arteries to improve blood flow in a minimally invasive way in patients with heart disease. Micro-actuators and artificial muscles rely on memory alloys to create robotic prosthetic organs that help amputees move more freely.

 

Ni-Ti Alloy Powder Price

The price is influenced by many factors including the supply and demand in the market, industry trends, economic activity, market sentiment, and unexpected events.

If you are looking for the latest Ni-Ti Alloy powder price, you can send us your inquiry for a quote. (sales1@rboschco.com)

 

Ni-Ti Alloy Powder Supplier

RBOSCHCO is a trusted global chemical material supplier & manufacturer with over 12-year-experience in providing super high-quality chemicals and nanomaterials. The company export to many countries including the USA, Canada, Europe, UAE, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Turkey, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, Dubai, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, etc.

As a leading nanotechnology development manufacturer, RBOSCHCO dominates the market. Our professional work team provides perfect solutions to help improve the efficiency of various industries, create value, and easily cope with various challenges.

 

If you are looking for Ni-Ti alloy powder, please send an email. (sales1@rboschco.com)


Recently, Russia's deputy prime minister said that the number of countries buying Russian oil is increasing, including Asian countries. Russia will use the "East Siberia-Pacific" pipeline system to increase exports to Asian countries and promote the diversification of oil output.  

He also said that Russian oil nitinol powder are expected to continue to increase in the future.

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