This series of short films from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) was produced to demonstrate the properties, and use, of a range of smart materials. Smart materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, or pH. The collection includes videos on silicon polymer sheet, cold forming plastic (CFP), hydrochromic paint, polymorph, and smart grease.

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Autoheal

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

The silicon polymer sheet featured here has the property of almost instant self-repairing. If two freshly cut edges are pushed...

Faraday Film

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This remarkable clear material, which has the thickness and feel of a sheet of acetate, is coated on one side with an...

Ecofilm

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This thick plastic film disappears almost instantly when it gets wet. Its uses in project work include simple water-activated...

Cold Formed Plastic

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

Cold formed plastic (CFP) looks like acrylic but has a toughness approaching polycarbonate. It can be formed into a permanent...

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