AN INTELLIGENT material can be described as material that is certainly affected by outside influence. Polymorph
* Form of thermoplastic (can be reshaped many times).
2. Normally supplied in kind of granules or small plastic material beads. 5. Low fusing temperature of around 60°C. This means it could be reduced into a mouldable state by captivation in hot water. * When fused converts from opaque to clear.
* Warming above 65°C is risky as it will become a sticky-adherent mass, a lot like hot-melt stuff. * Polymorph has high molecular weight and great tensile strength, and for that reason suited for applications where mechanised strength is important. * A few uses are: Mould-making (i. e Gum-shields), general DO IT YOURSELF materials, making a polymorph skeleton to compliment other materials, trainer/shoe components.
QTC (Quantum Tunnelling Composite)
* QTC is a composite material created from conductive filler particles combined with an elastomeric binder, commonly silicone rubberized. * QTC Material gets the unique capability to smoothly vary from an electrical insulator to a metal-like conductor the moment placed under pressure. * When in an unstressed state the QTC Material is a almost perfect insulator; with any kind of deformation the material starts to execute and with sufficient pressure metallic conductivity levels can be achieved. * QTC™ Material can be created or moulded into virtually any size, density or condition. * QTC™ Material is usually mechanically strong.
* QTC™ Material could be made to endure extreme temperatures restrictions. * Intended for switches and keyboards.
* These types of materials alter colour the moment there is a difference in temperature. * Thermochromic ink comes in two forms: Liquefied crystals and Leuco inorganic dyes. * Leuco dyes are much easier to work with and permit for a better range of applications. * Applications of thermochromic printer ink include: smooth thermometers, electric battery testers, apparel.