SmartFlex® NiTi Wires for Shape Memory Actuators

  title={SmartFlex® NiTi Wires for Shape Memory Actuators},
  author={L. Fumagalli and F. Butera and A. Coda},
  journal={Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance},
  • L. Fumagalli, F. Butera, A. Coda
  • Published 2009
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
  • Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are active metallic materials classified nowadays as “smart” or “intelligent” materials. One of their main areas of interest is that of actuators. The use of SMAs in actuators offers the opportunity to develop robust, simple, and lightweight elements that can represent an alternative to electro-magnetic actuators commonly used in several fields of industrial applications, such as automotive, appliances, etc. SAES Getters S.p.A. thanks to its vertically integrated… CONTINUE READING
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