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BlackHammer Tech - Shape-Memory Polymers

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New Tribes
Shape Memory Polymers

Written by: M Jason Parent
Progress Level:6+

First introduced in Japan and then the United States 1984, shape memory polymers are polymers whose qualities have been altered to give them dynamic shape "memory" properties. Using thermal stimuli, shape memory polymers can exhibit a radical change from a rigid polymer to a very elastic state, then return back to a rigid state again.

Modern variations on the classic turn-of-the millennium shape memory polymers react to other stimuli than heat.

By the late 2020's, SMP characteristics can be engineered into almost all polymers, allowing for automobile fenders to be bent back into shape with the application of the right amount of heat; the creation of multiform solid-state furniture that shifts to accommodate different users with the press of a button; and a million other household uses. Some low-rent apartment buildings even use piezo-activated SMPs for the doors on their units so the door can be quickly ?melted? with the application of a simple stun-gun-like device.

This short PDF presents over 20 different pieces of equipment, weaponry, armor and day-to-day items that have been made possible due to the 21st Century miracle of shape memory polymers. From knives that change form once inside the victim to new state-of-the-art skateboarding gear.

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Shane O. [Featured Reviewer]
October 28th, 2005
Shape Memory Polymers is a short (ten page) book from E.N. Publishing. Curiously, although marketed under the Blackhammer Tech line, the PDF itself is titled ?New Tribes: Shape Memory Polymers.? The book has no table of contents, but does have b [...]
October 12th, 2005
This is more of a toy than a major product, but as toys go it's really nifty. I disagree with many of the tech level assumptions made, but that's an argument I have with the D20 Future system more than anything else. Buy this product if you have some [...]
October 6th, 2005
One of the best neglected tech products I have seen. Really explores and interesting technology, rather than the usual "bigger blaster" school.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Well, see above.<br><br><b>DISLIKE [...]
September 25th, 2005
The Blackhammer technology line continues to be excellent; the Shape-Memory Plymer devices in here are interesting, plausible, and, in at least one case, cruel and unusual (ouch!). For those looking to add something to their covert games or just to fle [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 09, 2005.