3M™ Lightweight Body Armor Plates integrate hot pressed boron carbide and silicon carbide ceramic to produce rugged, multi-hit armor solutions.
When high protection levels in lightweight designs are required, 3M™ Lightweight Body Armor Plates offer a versatile solution that can be designed to meet specific customer requirements. These plates are manufactured by combining hot pressed boron carbide or silicon carbide ceramic with optimized composite structures to produce a rugged, multi-hit armor in a number of configurations, sizes and protection levels. Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company is one of the few vertically-integrated manufacturers of body armor in the world, enabling product consistency, stringent quality control and fast turnaround. 3M’s high volume production capacity and global reach has made these plates a vital resource to the defense industry worldwide.