The Lightest and Strongest Material Ever


Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever called

Microlattice. The product is 99.99 percent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering – it’ll be used to make space rockets.

By utilizing Microlattice, Boeing could find ways to cut down on the weight of its jets and save substantially on fuel costs. It’s an important invention, because although it is lighter than foam, as it is made of metal it is very strong.

This will save a lot of money in fuel costs while still maintaining a strong structure.


The structure is comparable to the hollow honeycomb structure of bon, and is is composed of a network of thin, hollow struts. The struts are around 100 micrometers in diameter and have walls just 100 nano-meters thick.


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