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Could this structure allow 3-D printed polymers to replace ceramic materials in body armor?

By April Gocha / June 20, 2017

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.

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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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Video: Could composite metal foams give ceramic materials a run for their money?

By April Gocha / April 13, 2016

Researchers from North Carolina State University have spent several years studying composite metal foams to better understand their properties and incredible potential.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 4, 2015

Future of materials science, bomb-proof luggage lining, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 4, 2015.

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Video: Whether for sport or special forces, Iron Man suits generate buzz in the world of armor

By Jessica McMathis / March 3, 2014

With the development of new high-tech body armor, the iconic Iron-Man suit is no longer relegated to comic books and blockbuster films.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / March 8, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Lynas reports first rare earths from Malaysia facility Lynas Corp. is pleased to confirm that the Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Malaysia (LAMP) has produced its first Rare Earths products for customers. Lynas announced on Jan. 7, 2013, the successful commissioning of the cracking and leaching rare earth extraction…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 15, 2013

Here’s what we are hearing: CeramTec expands Marktredwitz site; Ceramics Group to invest €80M in existing plant The current business year for the CeramTec Group begins with a decision to start planning a major expansion of the Marktredwitz plant. An €80 million will flow into the Marktredwitz plant by 2015, creating around 120 new jobs.…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2012

A solution of cadmium-selenide quantum dots glows orange under ultraviolet light. This luminescence forms the basis for their use in bioimaging. The effect of these quantum dots on primates is being investigated at the University of Buffalo. Credit Ye et al.; University of Buffalo. Check ’em out: Honeywell delivers advanced ballistic materials for combat helmets…

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Can a fish in the Amazon inspire ‘flexible’ ceramics?

By / February 10, 2012

An armorlike arapaima fish scale resists being fractured by a piranha tooth that is slowly pressed into it. In fact, it is the tooth that fails. Credit: Meyers Group: Credit: UCSD Jacobs Sch. of Eng. If you ever watch cable TV’s River Monsters (and, honestly, who doesn’t!), you might be familiar with a large Amazonian…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 7, 2012

Check ‘ em out: On relaxations and aging of various glasses Slow relaxation occurs in many physical and biological systems. “Creep” is an example from everyday life. When stretching a rubber band, for example, the recovery to its equilibrium length is not, as one might think, exponential: The relaxation is slow, in many cases logarithmic,…

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