shape memory alloy

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shape memory alloy

[′shāp ¦mem·rē ′al‚ȯi]
(metallurgy)
An alloy that, after being deformed, can recover its original shape when it is heated.
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The Memory Wire shapes around the ear for a comfortable, secure fit, while the mini cable management clips can secure any unneeded wires off the neck.
The Memory Wire ear hook and Dual Cable System can be formed around the ears and neck for a secure, personalized fit.
Bead Art: Memory Wire and Stretch Cord Bracelets - Ages 50 and older.
The shape memory wire can be actuated from external information, obtained for example through a distance sensor (2).
the stroke controller can hold the shape memory wires at maximum elongation without any damage and without any property changes,
In contrast, the Damon System combines tie-less brackets, technologically advanced-shape memory wire and minimally invasive treatment protocols to gently and quickly move teeth to their desired positions.
This unique treatment combines patented tie-less bracket technology with advanced memory wire and a biologically-sensible treatment approach for a full smile, better facial support and more attractive appearance at any age.
Unlike more traditional braces, which use metal or elastic ligatures to hold archwires in place, the Damon System combines patented self-ligating brackets, technologically advanced shape memory wire and a treatment concept to gently and quickly move teeth to their desired positions.
In addition to the supply program for United States Surgical, Memry presently supplies shape memory wire, strip and tubing used extensively for such applications as medical stents, catheter guide wires, endoscopic instruments, and orthodenture procedures, among others.
Krahenbuhl uses shape memory wires to play with our perceptions, giving physical form to the paradox of the "unbearable lightness of being.