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Metallic Cushioning Material from North Carolina State University


image courtesy of Dr. Rabiei’s Advanced Materials Research Lab, NCSU
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Functioning as a metal bubble wrap, researchers at North Carolina State University have introduced a new aluminum-based metallic cushioning material for automobile body panels, helmets, suitcases, and wing edges of airplanes. This cutting-edge material has proven to be lighter, stronger, and more flexible than sheet metal, and more heat and chemical resistant than plastic or other polymer-based cushioning materials.