31 Aug '15, 12pm

#Luiis_3x ] Modumetal’s revolutionary technology grows super-tough metal like a tree: The pr... [ #Luispokel ]

The processes used to extract and utilize metals are typically highly energy intensive, with ores extracted from mines using smelting, or with recycled scraped melted down to be recast. But one Seattle startup called Modumetal has developed an ingenious technique for creating metals that is not only energy-efficient, but by using a process of nanolamination, creates a material that grows in a manner akin to the way rings are formed on trees. And if that wasn’t enough, it is significantly more durable than conventional metals. The revolutionary technique could, as Katie Fehrenbacher points out at Fortune

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