Self-Repairing Matrices

February 9, 2010
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Self-Repairing and Sensing Matrices

The fact that structural damage can go undetected in many materials means that some products are often over-engineered. However, substances that can provide information about their internal stresses—as well as trigger reliable self-healing properties—allow manufacturers to be more confident in using lighter weight materials. Self-Repairing and Sensing Matrices can also survive longer than their conventional counterparts, thus reducing the use of virgin materials or petroleum-based resources. Natural Process Design has thus far made airplane wings and other components of this material, which has been successfully tested for flexure, compression, and shear.

Contact: Natural Process Design Inc., Winona, MN, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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