A new powder manufacturing process for Ti and Mg metallic foams designs porosity, pore size and morphology. These open-cellular foams (pores: 200–500 μm) have exceptional characteristics (e.g., Ti foam porosity 78%, compressive strength 35 MPa, Young's modulus 5.3 GPa). Anticipated applications include biocompatible implant materials.
Vol. 45, no. 10 (Nov 2001), pp. 1147-1153