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Fabrication of 3-dimensional micro-assemblies

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NRL

Disclosed herein is a method of: depositing an actuating material onto a bendable component; and applying heat or an electromagnetic force to the actuating material, such that the volume of the actuating material changes, causing the component to bend.

Inventors: 
Piqué, Alberto; Mathews, Scott A.; Birnbaum, Andrew J.; Charipar, Nicholas A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machine Tools
FIle Date: 
2011-01-13
Grant Date: 
2015-03-17
Grant time: 
1,524 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
28
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY