Chmielus Lab in the News: “Printing a Better Actuator, Actually”

Chmielus Lab in the News: “Printing a Better Actuator, Actually”

“One technology uses magnetic fields to generate mechanical work. The other enhances the magnetic properties of 3D-printed materials. Combined, they could lead to efficient, economical production of magnetic actuators used in everything from sensors, robotics, and mechanical devices to power generation. An award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has researchers at the University of Pittsburgh playing matchmaker to determine if this magnetic union will attract or repel.”

Read the full text in the press release through the Swanson School of Engineering: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News/2017/Markus-Chmielus-MSMA-Grant/

We are very excited for the opportunity and funding to continue our research on magnetic shape memory alloys in cooperation with Aerotech, and supported by the NSF GOALI program!

 

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