NEW Ceradyne, inc MD-ECH shell Seamless Ballistic Helmet
The Ceradyne Diaphorm Ballistic Helmet presents a dramatic improvement over conventional helmets. The new technology provides increased protection against fragments and small arms, and for the first time stops rifle bullets. Ceradyne technology provides maximum lifesaving protection.
Ceradyne Diaphorm Enhanced Combat Helmet The Ceradyne Diaphorm shell uses Ceradyne Diaphorm's proprietary Seamless BallisticTM Helmet (SBH) forming and Thermoplastic Composite Helmet (TCH) molding technologies. These manufacturing techniques generate a superior performing helmet in a highly repeatable volume production environment.
SBH technology is used to form the helmet shell geometry from a multi-layered laminate without having to cut or dart any of the individual layers while creating a helmet shell with virtually no folds in the laminate. The resulting molded shell offers performance uniformity and thickness repeatability.
Many high performance materials are involved in the fabrication of the Ballistic Helmet. They were carefully selected during development so that they each contribute to the ability to fulfill superior ballistic requirements.
The use of Thermoplastic Composite as the main helmet shell material enhances ballistic performance of the shell but it also greatly impacts manufacturability. Ceradyne has developed manufacturing techniques specifically for Thermoplastic Composite materials that best take advantage of unique molding characteristics.
Due to the nature and chemistry of the materials used in construction, and particularly the Thermoplastic resin and fiber materials that make up the majority of the helmet, it is expected that operational environments such as seawater, temperature shock, high altitude, salt-fog and field agents will not degrade the Ballistic Helmet.
This retails for $1100.
shroud is and extra @ $127