Metal Foam as a Wicking Material

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  1. there is no link to buy the foam could you add it please?

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  2. Todd, I put this on another of your vids by mistake! So take 2! The foam is basically the same stuff as in the bottom of an eGo-T. Its wrapped around the coil an if you take one apart, they use it as a juice catcher and its also inside the spike wrapped around the silica. As you said, it being used as a wick and being heated and vaped with, I'm not sure of the safety. As a juice holder like in a spheroid (provided you had enough)I think it would work.

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  3. Just been having a look at this stuff as I have ordered some. There is loads of info on this stuff. The info found so far usually refers to foam made of aluminium.
    link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_foam

    Use found so far:
    Clinical studies on mammals
    Orthopedic use in humans
    Automobile uses

    One statement said

    "In addition these foams have a high stiffness, are fire resistant, do not give off toxic fumes"

    So is it safe? Sorry, I have not got a clue.But I thought it might help someone or spur some other comments.

    steve

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  4. Just watching the video now. Interesting material.

    My initial concern would be how aluminium stands up to to heating coils with its 600c ish melting point. I would certainly use some ss mesh or silica over it so it is not directly touching the coil.



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  5. It says that its make of Nickel, if thats of any help

    cheers

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    1. Did say that in the video :D

      But thanks for posting anyway.

      Cheers

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