US Army Researchers Devise Method to 3D-Print Ceramic Body Armor

Published by , November 27, 2018 2:16 pm

(NationalInterest.org) U.S. Army researchers have devised a method to produce ceramic body armor, lightweight but strong, from a 3D printer. Lionel Vargas-Gonzalez, a researcher at the Army Research Laboratory, sees 3-D printer ceramics as the “next avenue for armor because we’re going to be able to, in theory, design armor in a way that we can attach multiple materials together into a single armor plate, and be able to provide ways for the armor to perform better than it can be just based on one material alone.”

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