McLaren Applied Technologies uses 3D printed prototypes to design Project Invincible shield

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McLaren Applied Technologies used a range of 3D printing technologies to develop a protective, medical breastplate that protects the body from initial impact, transfers the load of the impact away from the section of the body that needs the most protection and then dissipates the force.

“The final design that McLaren produced was a rigid composite shield structure over three non-newtonian gel pads and a a velcro layer fitted to the client’s dimensions.The layers of stiff carbon fibers, dynamo fibers (used in bulletproof vests and), central lightweight core and island fibres to prevent penetration required constant adjustment and readjustment before a final design was arrived at.”

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