Mysteries of Science

Duration: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Description: Teams of up to four students will perform destructive and non-destructive tests to wire samples to identify each alloy. Teams will also determine the best alloy to use in various applications based on test results and customer performance specifications within the allotted time.

Format: Wire samples, testing equipment and procedures, product specifications will be and a work surface will be will be provided to each team. Each team will test multiple wire samples using a variety of testing methods. The results will be used to identify the alloy type. Teams will have to compare test results against specifications and/or material requirements to recommend the most appropriate alloy for specific medical applications.