Stabilized Aluminum Foam Is So Cool

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So I was visiting my friend Michelle Berryman of Echo Visualization, and she showed me a new table she had built for her conference room… I know it’s doesn’t photograph well, but it’s an inch-thick piece of open-cell stabilized aluminum foam laid into an aluminum frame with a piece of tempered glass over it… And it was back lit, so it glowed… So very cool…

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You might already be familiar with this stuff; I found an ancient post on Core77 from 2002… Manufactured by Alusion, a division of Toronto based Cymat Corp, this material is made by mixing molten aluminum witch ceramic particles which is then blown with bubbles and the foam is drawn off the top as a sheet.

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Michelle also had several sheets of 1/2″ which she plans to use for some interesting overhead lighting in her office. Can’t wait to see them…

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2 Responses to “Stabilized Aluminum Foam Is So Cool”


  1. 1 Liquid July 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    That is really cool. Are the razor-sharp corners on the conference table going to be used to “cut” through the bureaucracy?

    • 2 Warren Ginn July 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      Heh, good one… Actually, Michelle’s table has a piece of glass on top and the framing isn’t that sharp, so you should be safe… But yes, the raw stuff out of the crate is kinda terrifying…


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