Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP)

Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP)

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The DCUBED Nano Pin Puller Nut (nD3PP) is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based release actuator which locks sensitive equipment during launch and safely releases it on orbit. It is one of the smallest, yet powerful space-qualified HDRM solutions on the market. Moreover, it is easily field-resettable, easy-to-use and readily available as a COTS part.

Compact, linear actuator with space heritage providing a smooth and reliable trigger on orbit. DCUBED also offers a counterpart nano Release Nut which can be viewed here.

Check out how to trigger and easily reset the DCUBED Nano Pin Puller nD3PP here.


nD3PP DCUBED DataSheet


Vendor: DCUBED
Sold By : DCUBED Category:


  • Front and Rear Field Resettable in Seconds, up to 400 times
  • Short Delivery Time (2-4 weeks)
  • Fully Redundant Actuation
  • Space Heritage (TRL 9)
  • Smart SMA Trigger
  • Ultra Low Shock
  • Actuation Sensor
  • Axial Load >50N
  • Body Size: 17 x 17 x 17mm
  • Mass: 25 grams
  • Surface Treated Stainless Steel
  • Temperatures: -35° C to +80° C
  • Customizable Interfaces
  • Export Limitation Free


Body Size (L x W x H) 17 x 17 x 17 mm (Standard Interface)
Mass ~25 g
Material 1.4404/316L
Operating temperature range -35oC to 80oC
Pin dimensions Ø4mm x 6.5 mm protrusion
Stroke 6.5 mm
Brushing dimensions Ø6 mm x 3 mm depth
Maximum actuation sideload 50 N1
Rapid resettability Yes, using Ø2.5 mm hole in the back
Redundancy Yes, the secondary actuation line
Internal actuation sensor Yes (Leads: AWG 28)
Shock Pad Yes

1 Achieved with the internal application of a space-certified solid lubricant (Molykote 106). Take care when placing optics in proximity to the mechanism.