ISBN 1 898126 70 4
(This book comes complete with a 10cm length
of 'smart' wire.)
An introduction for pupils and students to 'smart' materials with special reference to shape memory alloy (SMA) in wire form. The book examines the fascinating characteristics of SMA wire and gives examples of applications in design and technology work. It shows, for example, how a linear actuator can be made from wire and activated just by passing a small electric current through it. For further supplies of smart wire, see ‘Materials’ section.