Military engineering


The primary objective of the application of ceramic materials for military engineering is to guarantee precision in the reconnaissance and combatting of military targets as well as in safety and personal protection to preserve resources on the highest possible technical level.

Against this background, machine, equipment and clothing components made of monolithic oxide and non-oxide ceramics as well as ceramic-plastic, ceramic-ceramic, and ceramic-metal composite systems are reliable and proven components in stationary and mobile marine and airborne applications today. For specific applications, they are also used in civilian sectors.

The products made of oxide and non-oxide ceramic materials and composites have the following properties that are essential for such purposes:

  • Low weight
  • High mechanical and thermomechanical strength
  • High hardness
  • High rigidity
  • High wear resistance
  • Low thermal expansion
  • High electrical insulating capacity
  • Non-magnetizability
  • Ability to fabricate high-vacuum-tight ceramic-ceramic and ceramic-metal composites
  • Resistance to sea water
  • Suitability in compliance with MIL standards

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