The World’s Lightest Metal Is A Mind-Boggling 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam

Check out the lightest metal ever made. At 99.9% air, Microlattice is so light that it can balance itself on top of a dandelion, yet maintains its strong structure. The record breaking lightness makes it the potential go to metal for aircraft. It’s lightweight structure could make airplanes lighter and more fuel efficient if used in the future.

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It’s a 3D open-cellular polymer structure and can often be compared to something like bone structure: hollow on the inside and rugged on the outside, yet strong and lightweight. Microlattice is one of the strongest and lightest materials known to science.

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