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Advanced Materials

Lightweighting, Safety, Durability, and Process Efficiency

REL is developing material and process technologies with a focus on lightweighting, safety, durability, and process efficiency. A culture of innovation combined with hands-on engineers and a vertically integrated operation makes a very capable company. How can we work together on your next challenge?

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encapsulated armor
Armor
cng tank
CNG
metal matrix composites
MMC
Trabo Spray
TRABOTM
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Encapsulated Armor

The next generation of Warfighter protected vehicles will focus on minimizing gross vehicle weight while maximizing mobility and occupant safety.

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Conformable Natural Gas Tank

REL is under contract from ARPA-e to develop a “Fully and Intricately Conformable, Single-Piece, Mass-Manufacturable High-Pressure Gas Storage Tank.

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mmc development

Metal Matrix Composites

REL is the leader in the development of metal matrix composite (MMC) technology and products. Entire MMC products can be designed, manufactured and tested in-house.

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Trabo Spray Mold Insulative Coating

TRABOTM Spray – Mold Insulative Coating

TRABOTM Spray was inspired by REL’s development for NASA’s return to flight effort. REL is now deploying TRABOTM spray in many new and innovative applications.

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high temp insulation
Insulation
casting technology
Casting
custom process equipment
Equipment
material testing and analysis
Analysis
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High Temperature Insulation

REL developed a thermally process refined insulation product that solved the insulation problem of the Columbia disaster, and is part of the reason that NASA could fly in 2006-2007.

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casting technology

Casting Technology

Squeeze casting is a modified version of high pressure die casting. The pressure is high, yet the shot speed is considerably lower to minimize turbulent flow.

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equipment development

Process Equipment

REL is a technology development company and in order to bring the products to market, its imperative that the process is developed simultaneously.

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Material Testing and Analysis

As an advanced material development company, it’s critical to have state of the art tools available for testing and analysis. Two examples of equipment used are the JEOM SEM and SHPB.

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