Published Online: 15 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
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Baumeister, J. and Weise, J. 2012. Metallic Foams. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2012
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There are numerous processes for making metallic foams or similar highly porous metallic structures. The various processes can be classified into those starting from metallic melts, those starting from powdered metals, and those using deposition techniques. Most methods work for a specific range of metals and alloys and result in a typical foam structure with closed cells or open, interconnected cells. The most important manufacturing methods and a number of established industrial applications are presented.
The article contains sections titled:
|2.1.||Production from Metallic Melts|
|2.2.||Production from Metal Powders|
|2.3.||Production by Deposition Techniques|
|3.||Toxicology and Occupational Health|
|4.||Applications and Outlook|