The video above offers an explanation of the lightest metal structure to ever exist. A material called micro lattice. The material was created by HRL Laboratories, which is owned by Boeing and partly by General Motors.
The intended use of micro lattice is in the aerospace and aircraft industries. This makes sense given its general properties, which are, “compression, in the sense of energy absorption,” and, “lightweight, in terms of having very hollow tubes.”
If both dependability and savings proven in airplanes, then the metal could be used in the auto industry. Lightening the weight of a vehicle can contribute to increased fuel economy, quicker speeds, and more. Just imagine what benefits micro lattice could bring to a vehicle like the Chevrolet Camaro for speed, Chevrolet Silverado for towing and/or hauling, or the Chevrolet Volt for increased mileage.
Watch the video to see just how lightweight this micro lattice metal really is as it drops like a feather. Then give us your thoughts on what you think this could mean for the future of GM products in the comment section below.