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Monday, May 20, 2013

Body Armour and Bullet Proof vests

We were recently asked to overhaul a 22 ton hydraulic press and to rectify some hydraulic oil leaks on a 200 ton press at a secure manufacturing facility.
This facility manufactures and then tests the body armour by firing ballistic projectiles of various calibre at them. By various calibre we mean bullets raging from 4mm to 22 mm tungsten tipped armour piercing ....mothers. We were literally blown away by this place!  The material used in the manufacture of the strike plates is a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene  called "Dyneema" which has a strength for weight ratio that is 8 to 15 times stronger than steel.

Bullet Proof Vest