Introduction

Kush Mehta, Kapil Gupta

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Abstract

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are “smart” materials that possess certain inherent properties, which make them suitable to be used in various automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and scientific applications. These alloys undergo extensive fabrication and processing operations while manufacturing actuators for automotive and industries; stents and surgical tools for medical field; engineered parts for aerospace, mechatronics, robotics, and many other fields. However, their fabrication and processing are not easy. This chapter introduces SMAs, highlights their properties and applications, and also discusses the difficulties encountered during their fabrication and processing along with the possible causes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFabrication and Processing of Shape Memory Alloys
EditorsKush Mehta, Kapil Gupta
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319993072
ISBN (Print)9783319993065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

Keywords

  • biomedical
  • machinability
  • MEMS
  • shape memory alloy
  • surface integrity

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