New Lightweight and Strong Layered Material for Automotive Applications

A collaborative research team has conducted a series of revolutionary tests on a layered material with a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam core. The team was led by Nikhil Gupta, a NYU School of Engineering associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, working with the Toledo, Ohio company Deep Springs Technology, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

This material will likely find application in trains, ships, automobiles and other applications where lightweight structural parts, capable of retaining their strength even after being compressed or bent, are in high demand.

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