Laminated Metal Deposition Armor


Solidica, Inc. is developing a new armor concept for the US Navy, which could be used to retrofit existing military vehicles with ballistic protection that can easily be applied in the field. The new armor uses ceramic armor plates with embeded fiberoptic sensors that can detect threats and activate appropriate response. Solidica’s laminated metal deposition technologies could be applied on the armor, and diffuse impact energy similar to composite layered structures, but at reduced cost. Through the use of Solidica laminated metal deposition process, called Form-ation, a platform combines the ability to quickly “grow” dense metal objects or features with the option of embedding fibers, electronics, armor and sensors.