Article - 3 Apr 2001
Although beryllia is a toxic ceramic in powder form, it has a number of properties that make it useful in industries ranging from electronics, to nuclear applications through to military and...
Article - 3 Aug 2017
MIL-DTL-12560K Class 1 RHA is one of the most standard wrought or rolled armor steel grades.
Article - 4 Oct 2013
Mark Colin, Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Ceramics Platform within 3M Advanced Materials Division, talks to AZoM about the benefits of ceramic armor and the Ceradyne and 3M...
Article - 29 Jul 2002
Synthetic spiders silk has finally been produced after many attempts. The properties of this material are extremely desirable. The production method involving transgenic animal technology is outined,...
Article - 3 Apr 2018
Bullet-resistant vests, otherwise known as ‘body armor’ are typically used for protective purposes in modern day law enforcement, security, and military. The most efficient and effective...
Article - 25 Jan 2013
Ceramic armor is armor used by armored vehicles and in personal armor. The concept of ceramic armor dates back to 1918.
Article - 29 Apr 2004
Bucktubes possess amazing strength, stiffness and toughness properties making them ideal candidates for use in structural composites, fibres and fabrics. These applications areas are explored.
Article - 6 Jan 2004
Boron carbide is one of the hardest materials known to man. Chemical, electrical, physical, mechanical and thermal properties are listed.
Article - 19 May 2003
Polyaramid polyparaphenylene terephthalamide, is mnore commonly known by the tradenames Kevlar and Twaron. Chemical, mechanical, physical and thermal are provided for these generic materials. Specific...
Article - 15 Feb 2013
In the second instalment of AZoM's series on the applications of composites, we look at the increasing use of composite armour in military vehicles.