Image icon  Cross-section of an aluminium foam slab produced by gas injection

 
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Description: This is a continuous casting process which obviates foaming agents and the restrictions that they impose on temperature and processing time. However, molten metal drains through the structure due to gravitational forces and the resulting foam has a pronounced density gradient.
Keywords: Alcan • alloy • aluminium • aluminium foam • cell • composite foam • composite material • foam • gas • injection • 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 V Gergely, 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: 1666