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Expendable-pattern casting makes a better armor plate.
Adv Mater Process 1991 Apr; 139(4):12, 16
This "News at a Glance" article describes the expendable-pattern casting process that has been modified by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to make thin-wall steel armorplate to provide added protection to the rear of the turret on the Bradley fighting vehicle.
Issue of Publication
Advanced Materials & Processes