|Researchers at Purdue University have developed lightweight 3D printed panels consisting of a carbon-fiber reinforced metal composite, allowing them to have high stiffness while remaining lightweight. This panel system is posed as an alternative to conventional AM2 panels, while offering improved longevity and mechanical properties. Applications of this technology include rapid deployment of structures or runways for defense, public health, and natural disaster response.
Strong and lightweight
Capable of rapid deployment
Greater durability than current solutions
Rapid response situations (public health, natural disaster, etc)
Rapidly deployed structures
This technology has been validated through testing panels of the panels in a field environment. In testing, these mats were capable of withstanding over 5000 landing and take-off cycles over a 60-day period while showing no signs of failure. Current conventional runway mats fail at approximately 1500 cycles.
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