Alvant’s AerXal material (pronounced Air-Zal) is an aluminium syntactic foam made by the inclusion of glass microspheres into an aluminium matrix. This provides a low-density material with high specific strength (strength divided by density). Applications include marine, aerospace, oil and gas.

Benefits include:

  • High specific strength
  • Low density ~ 1.5g/cc
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Machinable using traditional techniques
  • Billet and Near-net shape forms
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All values are approximate and can be tailored to suit specific applications. All details given are Alvant’s current intellectual property and experience, and are dependent on the equipment, parameters and operating conditions. The data in this document is subject to change and only intended for general information on a material and process that is continually improving and developing. The data does not provide a sufficient basis for engineering parts on its own. Samples and materials were produced using Alvant’s proprietary manufacturing process.

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