Learn more about Shape Memory Polymers
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a class of “smart” materials that can switch between two shapes on command, from a fixed (temporary) shape to a pre-determined permanent shape. SMPs function as actuators, by first forming an heated article into a temporary shape and cooling to fix the shape. Then, by using a second stimulus (i.e. heat), the article can spring back to its original shape.
See how professors and students in the L.C. Smith College and Syracuse Biomaterials Institute are using this technology to push the boundaries of biomaterials research.
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