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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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Glass goes ballistic: What happens when you shoot a bullet at Prince Rupert’s drops?

By April Gocha / May 11, 2017

Prince Rupert’s drops are strong—but are they strong enough to survive being shot with a high-speed bullet at point-blank range? YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay recently posted a series of videos exploring the limits of strength of Prince Rupert’s drops in the face of some serious ammunition spewed from progressively bigger guns.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Dilatometry moves beyond thermal expansion, X-rays reveal secrets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 23, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

Aircraft coatings that slough off bug guts, 3-D printing can save money and the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 10, 2015.

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Armored vehicle maker trusts bulletproof glass to stop AK-47 bullets

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Armored vehicle outfitter Texas Armoring’s CEO Trent Kimball has bulletproof glass to thank for the ability to stand behind his products, quite literally.

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