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BORON CARBIDE

Pressureless sintered boron carbide ceramics from Adept enable the lightest possible Level IV armor plates.

Adept manufactures and provides advanced boron carbide ceramics to partners in industry, government, and academia.  

Adept’s boron carbide is a pressureless sintered grade with low porosity, high hardness, a low density averaging 2.49 gm/cc, no free silicon, and minimal free carbon. 

Adept boron carbide enables light articles of body armor and aerospace armor.

SELECTED PROPERTIES

Density:  2.49 gm/cc

Hardness:  2750 HV1

Flexural strength: 330 MPa

Sonic velocity (transverse): 18015 m/s

Size range:  Up to roughly 400x400mm, up to 50mm thick.

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