The agreement reportedly provides a framework for PPG and Vision Systems to pursue opportunities in commercial, regional, military and general aviation applications that capitalize on each company’s expertise.
May 25, 2017
PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading product for aircraft.
USC scientists have developed a material that is incredibly hard but also elastic, making it potentially useful for applications ranging from drill bits and body armor to meteor-resistant satellite casints.
Engineers have created a new material with an unusual chemical structure that makes it incredibly hard yet elastic. The material can withstand heavy impacts without deforming; even when pushed beyond its elastic limits, it doesn’t fracture, but instead retains most of its original strength.
Researchers have discovered a durable glass coating that can reportedly repel water and self-clean.
October 1, 2015
A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling (superhydrophobic) glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and many other products.
Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone screen that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass; it’s a special spinel that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years.