View Full Version : Metal laminates and abalone: Science copying Nature

03-08-2005, 10:40 PM
Nifty new materials. Strong as steel, half as dense.

An aluminum-titanium laminate equivalent of calcium carbonate/pliant protein layerings in animal shells. The neat article is here (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/materials-05h.html)

Applications include armor, peizoelectrics, vibration dampening and quite a bit more. How far off practical application is, is not detailed.

03-08-2005, 11:15 PM
Sounds fun to weld http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Forrest Addy
03-09-2005, 01:24 AM
I pefer to laminate bologna on bread with cheese and lettuce. I don't know about stonger and tougher but the bologna burps last and last.