Syntactic foam sandwich fills hunger for lightweight yet strong materials

NYU School of Engineering's Nikhil Gupta and collaborators discover a way to expand the applications of metal matrix syntactic foams to autos, ships, trains, and more

A team of researchers reports success in pioneering tests of a layered material with a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam core that holds significant potential for automobiles, trains, ships, and other applications requiring lightweight structural components that retain their strength even when bent or compressed.

The research team of 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, published their findings in Materials Science and Engineering: A.

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