In the future, natural fiber reinforced composites will gain an even larger presence in the composite materials industry especially as the demand for environmentally friendly products grows.
For more than 5,000 years, composites have been used in applications such as building materials, plastics, insulation, communications, automobiles, and safety and protection.
Glass is generally seen as a highly corrosion resistant material, but despite being good material choice for severe environments, glass can undergo corrosion, known as “glass disease.”
With rapid advancements underway in the field of robotic materials, robotic surgeries, self-adjusting camouflage and prosthetic limbs that can give people back their sense of touch could all be a reality in a few years.
Magnesium is lightweight, strong enough for many vital applications, and easy to manufacture. Scientists are working to make it corrosion resistant, as well.
Also known as liquid metal induced embrittlement, LME occurs when normally ductile metals experience a drastic increase in brittleness after exposure to certain liquid metals.