Season Eleven - Smart Materials
Smart materials offer manufacturers the ability to design products that are lighter and capable of responding to a variety of stimuli. However, for all the benefits they offer, smart materials are still not commonly used in industry. This season of EUAudio considers the benefits and reservations surrounding these innovative materials and why global manufacturing should learn to embrace them.
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Season 11 episodes
Season 11 - Episode 13:42
According to the UN, every year around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated globally. Do smart materials offer industry a solution to this spiralling concern? This episode of EUAudio looks closely at shape shifting materials and the range of benefits they create for manufacturers looking to combat the world’s mounting e-waste crisis.
Season 11 - Episode 25:30
Innovations in fibre technology are creating opportunities for the use of smart materials in industrial applications. In this episode of EUAudio, we look at the make-up of bicomponent fibres and the various ways they are being utilised across a range of sectors and industries.
Season 11 - Episode 34:15
Despite all the benefits they offer, many manufacturers are still reluctant to adopt smart materials. In this episode of EUAudio, we look at the reasons behind their cautious implementation, what engineers must consider when choosing a smart material and how industry can learn to embrace them.
Overcoming the barriers to smart materials
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