Chris Ludlow, Director of Engineering at Midé, says, "The SMA Starter Kit is a great tool, currently being used by Universities and Product Design research labs, that offers an introduction to the potential of shape memory alloys." He goes on to say, "knowledge is garnered quickly through the hands-on experiments, and the detailed user manual included with the kit."
The User Manual contains invaluable theoretical and product design information the engineers at Midé have developed over a number of years of working with SMA. The shape setting process is described along with a description of the tools required to perform the shape setting. Correct handling and safety instructions are also included. Information regarding the bonding of SMA is discussed and several experiments are described in detail to show the performance and potential application of both the sheet and wire material.
The Starter Kit contains all the tools required for the experiments, including three pieces of nickel titanium SMA sheet (0.02", 0.01" and 0.005" thick), three pieces of nickel titanium SMA wire (0.02", 0.01", 0.005"), heating element, 9v battery, 2 alligator clips, three pieces of spring steel (varying thicknesses) and other materials used to perform SMA wire actuator demonstrations.
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