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Old 02-05-2010, 01:21 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by geist View Post
In short:
An aerospace engineer named Afsaneh Rabiei created a composite metal "Foam" that's as light as aluminum, and stronger than steel... this means lighter parts that don't compromise safety or structural integrity!!!!
Not true.

The composite foam that was created is stronger than other types of metal foams, but nowhere do they say that this material is stronger than steel or as light as aluminum.

Based on what it's made out of and how composites work it will be a great material for car bumper beams and crumple zones, but it's not going to replace the structural unibody of a car.
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