Ultra-light Structural Steel from Metal Foams
Final technical rept. Oct 98-May 99
ULTRACLAD CORP ANDOVER MA
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It was the objective of this activity to make metal steel foam panels with low carbon steel face sheets by hot isostatic pressing. Panels were successfully made with strontium carbonate foaming agent by both HIP plus foam and HIP plus forge plus foam. Resulting foam density was 50, representing the best steel foam to date using Fraunhofer USA Delaware technology. It is planned to apply foam steel structural panels in applications such as Naval vessel doors and Carrier elevators, where light weight and high specific stiffness are important.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys