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Boeing Introduces World’s Lightest Metallic Structure

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Here is a structure that consists of 99.99% air, making it the world’s lightest metal ever. Microlattice is light enough to balance on top of a dandelion. The structure is strong though. It is a 3D open-cellular polymer structure that is hollow inside, so it can’t be easily crushed. Such material can make airplanes and cars more fuel-efficient.

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Aerospace Innovation: Boeing Develops The Lightest Metal Ever With Latticework for Future Aircraft

The above video covers some of the applications for the Microlattice. More information is available here.

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