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3M™ Lightweight Body Armor Plates

3M ID B40070813
  • ITAR controlled product.
  • Can be manufactured in custom shapes and curvatures to meet customer requirements.
  • Materials and armor designs are tested against a full spectrum of ball and armor piercing ballistic threats from 5.56 to 7.62 mm.
  • Available with a variety of composite backing systems for low-cost as well as high-performance applications.
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  • ITAR controlled product.
  • Can be manufactured in custom shapes and curvatures to meet customer requirements.
  • Materials and armor designs are tested against a full spectrum of ball and armor piercing ballistic threats from 5.56 to 7.62 mm.
  • Available with a variety of composite backing systems for low-cost as well as high-performance applications.

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.

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