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Title: Laser sintered body armour - establishing guidelines for dual-layered stab protection
Authors: Johnson, Andrew
Bingham, Guy A.
Majewski, Candice E.
Keywords: Additive manufacturing
Body armour
Laser sintering
Stab resistance
Home Office Scientific Development Branch
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Inderscience
Citation: JOHNSON, A., BINGHAM, G.A., MAJEWSKI, C.E., 2015. Laser Sintered body armour - establishing guidelines for dual-layered stab protection. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 5(1), pp.3-19.
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing technologies are increasingly being utilised in a range of custom and high performance applications. Initial research has demonstrated the successful use of Laser Sintering for achieving stab protection to UK body armour standards. However, further development is required to establish a comprehensive set of stab resistant design characteristics which could be used for the generation of a bespoke AM body armour garment. This body of work is a precursor to such developments, instead establishing the foundations as to whether dual layered Laser Sintered planar structures can be used to minimise body armour thickness requirements, whilst maintaining successful stab protection to internationally recognised standards.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing and the definitive published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2015.073545
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2015.073545
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19495
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAPIDM.2015.073545
ISSN: 1757-8825
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