Dr. Virgil Solomon on 3D Printing with Smart Material | Excellence at Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dr. Virgil Solomon, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Youngstown State University says shape memory alloy is the smart material of the future.

“What makes this metallic material smart is the fact that it can change shape between two defined geometries when an extended stimulus is applied,” says Solomon. “So basically, we can shift shapes by simply applying temperature or a magnetic field.”

In this episode of Excellence at Work, Dr. Solomon discusses the advantages of memory alloy for engineering applications.

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