Built with Berta.me

  1. This project is an experiment with Flexinol - shape memory alloy. Made of nickel-titanium these small diameter wires contract like muscles when electrically driven or heated. The idea of reaching higher temperatures electrically came with the light bulb, but instead of producing light, these alloys contract by several percent of their length when heated and can then be easily stretched out again as they cool back to room temperature. The main point is that movement occurs through an internal "solid state" restructuring in the material that is silent, smooth, and powerful.

    In my work I concentrate on discovering the properties of Flexinol, rather then applying it to an particular object. This enables me to follow new fields of knowledge, witch I would never come to know had my work consisted in designing new object.