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[GM] New Material Combines The Strength Of Steel And The Moldability Of Plastic.

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http://www.gizmag.com/new-material-steel-plastic/18013/

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Scientists at Yale University have done what materials scientists have been trying to do for decades – create a material that boasts the look, strength and durability of metal that can be molded into complex shapes as simply and cheaply as plastic. The scientists say the development could have the same impact on society as the development of synthetic plastics last century and they have already used the novel metals to create complex shapes, such as metallic bottles, watch cases, miniature resonators and biomedical implants, that are twice as strong as typical steel and can be molded in less than a minute.
Chicks love a dude who can bend metal.
post #2 of 12
Oh wow, this is pretty amazing.
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I really cant bend my mind around the concept of being both as strong as steel and as moldable as plastic. Its only one or the other...
post #4 of 12
Probably means it's as strong as steel at room temp, but the melting point is low like plastic.
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Someone is out of a job.
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This only means one thing, bouncy hardwood floors! This made me think of that article about steel strong glass or something like that. It was something about glass combined with metal.
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when mainstream? Never.
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Stong... tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness?
post #9 of 12
Plasteel (Plastic-Steel alloy) trampolines.
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post #10 of 12
Long time since i've heard good news like this. Great stuff.
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