Haptics Transformation Through SMA For A More Accurate Feeling (Printed Electronics USA 2018)

Mr Marc Scholz, Technical Lead - Haptics
Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd.
United Kingdom


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Presentation Summary

The consumer electronics market is fast paced, fashion led and always in need of new functionalities. In this presentation, you will learn about the current haptics technologies and how shape memory alloy (SMA) actuators can deliver high fidelity touch in a very small envelope, creating a new unique proposition for the consumer electronics market and beyond.

Speaker Biography (Marc Scholz)

Marc joined CML in 2015, initially working on the performance and control of CML's OIS actuators and the early prototype development of CML's AF+OIS technology. Today, he is responsible for the technical development of CML's haptic actuators and their delivery into mass production.
Marc has a degree in Physics from Cardiff University and a PhD in advanced composite materials from the University of Bristol.

Company Profile (Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd.)

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Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multidisciplinary engineering company that leverages smart materials to design and develop miniature motors (actuators) for use across a variety of applications.
CML's patented platform technology uses a smart material called shape memory alloy (SMA). CML has world-leading expertise in designing SMA-based actuators for electronic devices. The SMA wires in CML's actuators are less than a human hair in diameter and can be controlled to an accuracy of the wavelength of light. These actuators are particularly suited to applications that require high precision and force in a compact and lightweight design.
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