Military applications require some of the highest performing materials and with complete traceability, from the time of manufacture of raw materials to meet the exacting test requirements of the material specifications.
This determines the main critical characteristics of the material chosen for the application and the first item from the tool is tested to make sure it meets the specified criteria.
Military applications range from weaponry, to vehicles including those with Lithium Ion Batteries.
Some the most common applications that require advanced technical materials include; Motor Drives, Power supplies, Man-Machine interfacing, and charging systems, as well as many others.
There is often a need for small quantities, Materials Direct not having a minimum order quantity lending itself to supply fast turnaround and parts, not requiring hard tooling, with full traceability.
Materials Direct supplies some of the world’s best-known Military Customers such as Boeing, BAE Systems, QinetiQ, and many more.
Whilst all of the Materials Direct products are relevant to this far-reaching sector, most applications involve some of the highest performing materials such as T-Pad6500 High Thermal conductivity, Electrical insulation materials, and Kapton MT+.
At Materials Direct we provide custom materials to meet a wide range of requirements, delivering properties such as high strength, thermal insulation, and more. Engineers are able to source the exact properties needed and have them manufactured in as little as 24 hours.
Electronics used in military applications are becoming increasingly smaller, more powerful, and more complex.
Thermal Interface materials allow design engineers to create better designs with more complete thermal management, starting at the device level.
Tapes and adhesives can be used in a variety of applications including installation, repair, insulating, reinforcement, bonding, chemical and paint masking, and erosion protection.
At Materials Direct we offer high-performing tapes and adhesives with additional properties just as electrical insulation and thermal management.
We offer a wide range of sealing gasket materials, custom-cut to meet a wide range of applications.
Seals and sealing gaskets play an essential role in the protection of assemblies to improve longevity and performance.
LED Optical materials can help to improve the effectiveness of your lighting systems
Materials Direct offers a range of materials that help you to enhance the performance and durability of your LED lighting assemblies.
As technology advances, more devices emit Electromagnetic interference. Weaponry, vehicles, and other applications can be affected by harsh external EMI environments.
A wide range of our technical materials deliver high-quality EMI / RFI shielding to your applications or can be specially coated to do so.
Military electrical applications demand perfect electrical insulation to ensure the energy source is not compromised.
Materials Direct offers an extensive range of electrical insulation materials suited to high-demand applications.
Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material that does not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.
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Materials Direct not only provides an instant quote but gives the buyer the offer of uploading their custom design for it to be manufactured within 24hours if the material is in stock.
The Military demands high-quality, high-performing technical materials. Therefore Materials Direct only sources from trusted Brands.
Very fast reply, very good order following and delivery in 24H. to recap a verry good experience with Materials Direct for a verry urgent need. I recommend a lot.
'Having the ability to be supplied with precision cut materials for prototypes within 2 days has been excellent!’
'We have the need for small to medium batch sizes of various technical materials and Materials Direct have been highly responsive to our urgent needs'
‘We have had to change our designs in the development stages three times. Materials Direct did not charge for these changes as the sizes stayed the same. Excellent!’
‘Precision and high quality of parts received have been consistently to a high standard.’
'Buying online with Materials Direct has proven to be more efficient in time and deliveries, especially when scheduling future orders.’
Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.
The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.
Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.
Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.
Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.
Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.