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.
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
Diaphorm 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.
About Ceradyne Diaphorm
Ceradyne Diaphorm offers full engineering, manufacturing, integration and financial
capacity to design, test, manufacture and mass produce personal armor protection
systems such as helmets and individual body armor systems.