Magnetorheological Elastomers - MRE

General features

  • composite materials that consist of magnetizable particles embedded in an elastomeric matrix
  • reversible stiffening in the magnetic field
  • superposition of magnetic and elastic forces

Applications of magnetorheological fluids

  • adaptive vibration damping (shearing, pinching)
  • controllable bearings
  • adaptive sealings and valves
  • soft actuators
  • haptic interfaces
  • quick fixing of workpieces/components