Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet (for IDETC)

Thank you for the very positive response at IDETC for this worksheet.  This post is mostly to make it easier for those who attended IDETC to find the Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet. Find it here. Advertisements

Simplified Manufacturing for Wet SMA Tubing

Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuators are great in soft robotics for many reasons, but a major drawback is that their response rate is largely limited by the cooling rate.  For many applications, it makes sense to cool (and heat) SMA’s with water.  However, when a wet SMA actuates, it constricts, and the tube it is […]