ALON – Aluminium Armor


What are the requirements for Iron Man armor material???

It must be light in weight and must dodge a bullet. Surmet Corporation has been selling this material from times now, it is nothing but a glass called ALON in short. The ALON stands for Aluminum oxynitride. It is a ceramic composed of Aluminum, Oxygen and Nitrogen. The specialty of this material is, it can stop a .50-caliber rifle’s bullet travelling 2,700 feet per second speed which powerful enough to slice through a lightly armored vehicle like butter.

The ALON is being tested by the Air force to replace their aircraft windows. Even some qualities of ALON is available in the market for sale by Surmet Corporation, for more details regarding to the sales click here.

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ALON is optically transparent in the near-ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions. It is four times harder than fused silica glass, 85% harder than sapphire and 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. The material remains solid up to 1200°C (2190°F). It has good corrosion resistance and resistance to damage from radiation and oxidation. It is about three times harder than steel of the same thickness.(Source)


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