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Functional Characterization of SMA Wires in Actuation Conditions.

Luca Toia, Alberta Coda, Giorgio  Vergani and Andrea Mangioni, SAES Getters, Lainate, Italy; A. Tuissi, P. Bassani, CNR-IENI, Lecco, Italy; 2006.  

Actuation is one of the most promising fields for industrial application of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA). Since most of the present industrial applications are in the medical field, there is a lack of standardization in the characterization of SMA for actuators. SmartFlex is a wire specifically developed by SAES for actuation…. Read the entire poster.