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Shape Memory Alloy Engineering by Antonio Concilio, Leonardo Lecce

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Chapter 8

Design and Industrial Manufacturing of SMA Components

Francesco Stortiero     Technosprings Italia S.r.l., Besnate (VA), Italy

Abstract

The Shape Memory Alloy's (SMA) technology has been developing and the interest in new opportunities for the exploitation of the functional properties of this class of materials has increased the enquiry of technical references and guidelines for the design,manufacturing and testing of devices. In present chapter will be presented some general rules to guide the reader in comprehension of method to design SMA actuators and general rules are also given to understand the process parameters which influence the thermo-mechanical properties of the SMA devices. The last but the least some details on the different ...

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