Material mimics bone

February 23, 2010 – 4:50 pm

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a metal foam that could potentially lead to a new generation of biomedical implants.   The metal foam exhibits elasticity that is similar to bone.  The material is lighter than 100% solid aluminum and can be made of steel or a combination of aluminum and steel.   The research was funded by the NSF and a paper about the new material will appear in Materials Science and Engineering A (March 2010).

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New Material Mimics Bone to Create Better Biomedical Implants


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