Nitinol Paperclip – Self Bending Paperclip


Bend the metal in to a completely different shape and place it on hot surface or water, the atoms re align to there original position. Very cool! People use this material for magic tricks to hack spoons so the bend bend.


Observe what happens to the nitinol paper clip on the hot surface! Does this work for any deformation? Compare the unbent nitinol paper clip with a regular paper clip!



Nitinol is a metal alloy of nickel and titanium with unique properties, including superelasticity or pseudoelasticity and “shape memory” properties. That means nitinol can remember its original shape and return to it when heated. It also shows great elasticity under stress.

Additional information




Nitonol (Nickel titanium)


5cm (1.97in)


We process orders on weekdays (except holidays). Orders will be acknowledged within 2 working days of receipt and shipped within 3 working days of receipt.


Our average shipping times:

8-15 Business Days to the USA after fulfillment
10-20 Business Days to countries outside the USA after fulfillment


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