Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tuckerfan, Jan 28, 2019.
Giving metal the characteristics of wood makes it stronger and lighter.
There's already transparent ceramics out there stronger than trek's transparent aluminum. We sci-fi geeks are so behind it's sad.
Mechanical properties of polycrystalline translucent cubic boron nitride as characterized by the Vickers indentation method
Real transparent aluminum.
hmmm....I wonder if this is the material the military uses to make windows for up-armored HUMVEES?
All the ones I've seen just use ballistic glass.
oh that's what it is. Our unit never had any up-armored vehicles when I was in Iraq in 2003. I work on a few up armored HUMVEES now & then helping install & de-installing radios and other equipment. The glass is pretty sturdy looking that's for sure.
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