A keynote address on "Shape Memory Alloy: The Past, Present and Future"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Speaker: Ibraheem Khan

Location: Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI Toronto) 2012

Summary: The unique properties exhibited by shape memory alloys (SMA) make them the ideal candidate for numerous applications, many of which are medical devices. These alloys have only been commercially available since the late 1970s, and as design engineers continue to comprehend their functionality, novel applications and manufacturing methods are being discovered. This is reflected in the nearly $5 billion in sales of these alloys in 2011, which is expected to have continued growth at a rate of 20% per year for the next 5 years. In his presentation Khan reviewed the past and present applications of SMAs and detailed the future direction of development activities currently underway. Source, MMI Toronto Website