More on the "memory material" posted about last October, Veriflex is a family of shape memory polymer resin systems that currently functions on thermal activation customizable from -20 to 520 degrees F.
Shape memory polymers are polymers whose qualities have been altered to give them dynamic shape "memory" properties. Using heat, shape memory polymers can exhibit a radical change from a rigid polymer to a very elastic state, then back to a rigid state again. In its elastic state, it will recover its "memory" shape if left unrestrained. However, while pliable it can be stretched, folded or otherwise conformed to other shapes, tolerating up to 200% elongation.
The makers of Veriflex is investigating possible future systems which may respond to stimuli such as light, electric field, or magnetic field. Some possible applications include custom reusable mandrels, reusable molds, replica optics, and deployment mechanisms for outer space.
More info here.
Thanks to Transmaterial.