An innovative material with unique properties
Nature is once again the model for the development of a progressive material. The idea of metallic light construction is based on foam. More precisely, aluminum foam is produced from aluminum and this is used, which in itself is a light metal, to obtain an even lighter material through gas cavities.
The practical value of lightness is clear. But how do lightness and stability fit together? They do. Efficiency, functionality and aesthetics are playing an ever-important role in product design and in many industrial sectors. And also in an environmental-political regard, rethinking material selection is increasingly in demand.
Cavities filled with foam as well as a composition of metal plates and aluminum foam - in the form of a sandwich - offer a forward-looking alternative to fibre composites, pure aluminum, steel and other materials.