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Scientists engineer uncuttable Proteus

Aluminum jelly-ceramic material resists grinders, water jets Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – July 29, 2020

An international research team from Europe, taking inspiration from nature, have devised a new aluminum-based material that turns the force of a cutting tool back onto itself.

This new lightweight material - named Proteus, after the shape-changing god in mythology - is made of ceramic spheres encased in a cellular aluminum structure, that in tests could not be cut by angle grinders, drills and eve...


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