Image icon  Open-celled aluminium foam

 
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Description: Although the processing route is complicated and the product expensive, there is a high degree of control over the cell structure of such foams and the final shape can be controlled to meet near-net-shape requirements.
Keywords: alloy • aluminium • aluminium foam • casting • cell • composite foam • composite material • foam • investment • metal
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Product Forms > Bulk > Foam
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Dr A E Markaki, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1665