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Dr Hywel Jones, XeraCarb’s CSO has presented XeraCarb’s latest developments in the pressure casting of armour ceramics at the MAST STC Defence Materials Forum.
XeraCarb’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Hywel Jones, was invited to give a presentation at an international meeting on Materials for Extreme Environments.
A new £10 million jointly funded project between government and industry will back the best new technologies and research that can have a “dual use” in defence and civil sector businesses.
We are continuing our research and development into other Industrial and technical environments, and are constantly seeking to meet new challenges.
XeraCarb materials are currently being evaluated for use as personal body armour with the research sponsored by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
This material offers significant advantages over existing armour in terms of the cost, shape and size of components which are possible and in terms of the total system weight.