Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp 1899–1911

Metallic foams: their production, properties and applications


  • G. J. Davies
    • Department of MetallurgyUniversity of Sheffield
  • Shu Zhen
    • Department of MetallurgyUniversity of Sheffield

DOI: 10.1007/BF00554981

Cite this article as:
Davies, G.J. & Zhen, S. J Mater Sci (1983) 18: 1899. doi:10.1007/BF00554981


Techniques for the preparation of metallic foams, including casting, powder metallurgy and metallic deposition, have been reviewed. Properties of metallic foams such as mechanical properties, energy absorbing characteristics, permeability, acoustical properties and conductivities are described. Finally, examples of the use of metallic foams in practice have been given to indicate the wide range of circumstances in which metallic foams are able to be utilized.

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