March 27, 2023

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Next generation bulletproof fabric inspired by ancient armor!

Next generation bulletproof fabric inspired by ancient armor!

Researchers have developed a new bulletproof fabric from materials that can change properties in response to specific stimuli. The new fabric is expected to be exploited in many fields ranging from robotics to advanced aircraft production to medical needs.

In addition, this model is precisely designed with the ability to change the shape of an old traditional chest shield made of small metal chains and to quickly change its state from carefully repositioned interconnected particles from reversible to hardened. According to the New Atlas.

‘Structured tissue’

The innovative material was developed by teams of scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the California Institute of Technology in the United States, which describes it as a type of “structured, wearable fabric”.

Physically, their capabilities are called jamming transmission, the same principle applies to sealing rice or beans tightly in vacuum packs and not allowing the particles to move.

From the new Atlas website

Batman head

In the early works of the “Batman” films, researchers compared the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčturning the head of the “Batman” character into a glider, and began to create a cloth that could be changed from soft and foldable to solid and small. And series, which predates 2005.

According to Wang Yifan, assistant professor of research, the idea was inspired by the ancient warrior armor made of monolithic chains.

New Textiles (Nutlus Website)

New Textiles (Nutlus Website)

He said interlocking plain plastic particles were used to increase the adjustable stiffness of the fabric.

Since it can be used in large industrial applications such as bridges or buildings that require high load capacity, the team of scientists is working to increase its strength and durability of fabrics made of various metals, including aluminum.

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