This book showcases different processes of fabrication and processing applied to shape memory alloys. It provides details and collective information on working principles, process mechanisms, salient features, novel aspects, process capabilities, properties of material and unique applications of shape memory alloys. The recent progress on fabrication and processing are specially addressed in this book. It covers major topics of manufacturing such as machining, joining, welding and processing of shape memory alloys.
The “smart” materials like shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a preferable choice for
various aerospace, biomedical, automotive, industrial, and scientific applications
due to their superior properties such as biocompatibility, light weightiness,
robustness, and special properties in actuation, vibration, damping, and sensing.
Since their inception to till date, there have been continuous research and devel-
opments efforts towards making fabrication and processing of these alloys easier.
The main objective of this book is to disseminate research and developments as
regards to the fabrication and processing of SMAs, and to facilitate specialist,
engineers, and scientists working in the field with an aim to encourage the
researchers to establish the field further.