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Could Composite Metal Foam Be The Next Big Thing In Armor?


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#1 shep854

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 0757 AM

https://www.strategy...s/20190626.aspx

" Three years after it was realized the CMF (Composite metal foam) could provide superior protection against bullets and be much lighter as well, the theory was put to the test and it worked. This was done by modifying existing composite armor designs by substituting CMF for steel. This resulted in armor that weighed less and had superior stopping power."


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 0830 AM

Maybe for ships, but the relatively low density of foams makes me think they may only be good in the

 

stopping capability : weight

 

category, not

 

stopping capability : thickness

 

That would be quite the same as for structural tasks.


Edited by lastdingo, 26 June 2019 - 0830 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 1224 PM

That article seems to be talking about this http://www.tank-net....showtopic=43986but their description of the manufacture of the foamed material differs.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 1437 PM

That article seems to be talking about this http://www.tank-net....showtopic=43986but their description of the manufacture of the foamed material differs.

Yes, it seems that I unwittingly duplicated the thread.
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