Zone: Defense
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Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.


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Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense

Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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Schübeler Composite, University of Paderborn to develop composite jet engine CompositesWorld

The multifunctional electric jet engine will consist of carbon composites and aluminum alloys.

Angstron, Stryke to work on graphene products commercialization CompositesWorld

The effort will focus on development and commercialization of graphene products for military and defense applications.

Composite developments for Army weapons systems CompositesWorld

Composites can produce tougher and lighter armaments for the U.S. Army.

Armored-vehicle and rapid-transit pods CompositesWorld

Composite crew/passenger compartments drop vehicle weight but boost functionality.

Tactical & Tech Day seeks demos for composite repair, 3D printing, NDT and more. CompositesWorld

May 14, 2015 event offers chance to demo new technologies to personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point plus myriad other aircraft and tactical support groups.

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