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Composite Metal Foams and Their Applications

Metal foam is a porous material consisting of open-cell, closed-cell, or composite cavities. Open-cell metal foam has an interconnected network of pores. Closed-cell metal foam is similar to open-cell, but is sealed and may not have interconnectivity of internal pores. Composite metal foam combines a matrix of hollow metal beads of one material, such as steel or nickel, within another material, such as aluminum.