Microtruss

Microtruss

November 15, 2007
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Sandwiched periodic cellular materials

CMI develops and manufactures structures based on periodic cellular material (PCM) technology that are incredibly light, strong, multifunctional, efficient at heat exchange, and versatile due to their design and material flexibility. CMI’s PCM is now being incorporated into advanced applications that require structural support, armor protection, and thermal management as well as a combination of these functions. These structures’ multifunctionality provides innovations such as enhanced fuel cell performance, increased payloads for spacecraft, as well as increased durability for military vehicles.

CMI’s periodic cellular materials are comprised of a lightweight core sandwiched between two face sheets. CMI utilizes a wide variety of designs for its proprietary structures such as pyramidal and tetrahedral configurations, collectively referred to as Microtruss. Both the core and face sheets are manufactured from proven and established commercial materials, employing standard metallurgical processes in a variety of designs, densities, and metals suited to the specifications of an application.

Contact: Cellular Materials International, Inc. (CMI), Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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