This Alloy Can Withstand 10 Million Transformations

  • metta

    Posts: 39099

    May 31, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    This Alloy Can Withstand 10 Million Transformations

    This new alloy, made from the metal elements nickel, titanium and copper, has a property known as "ultra-low fatigue." This means that the alloy can do millions of 'reps' without losing its original shape. The alloy, once bent, stays in that form until it is 'prompted' back to its initial form using heat.




    http://www.iflscience.com/technology/bendy-alloy-can-boogie-all-decade-long
  • genotype2013

    Posts: 19

    May 31, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    pretty damn cool!
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3521

    May 31, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
    memory metals could be key to infinite energy. If you make the original shape straight, and form a loop, then submerge the metal into a heat differential (geothermal) it would rotate, and you can suck out the kinetic energy on a turbine.