ArmorLine is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Optical Grade and Armor Grade transparent Spinel ceramic materials for defense and aerospace applications. Spinel has the high harness, strength, and abrasion resistance typical of ceramics, but is transparent from 0.20µm to 5.8µm. Located in Indian Land, SC, ArmorLine is an operating company of the Defense Venture Group, a portfolio company of private investment firm J.F. Lehman & Company.
With a private investment of over $20 million, ArmorLine has successfully transitioned the R&D-level Spinel technology developed by Technology Assessment & Transfer to a production ready manufacturing system capable of delivering plates as large at 50”x30” at volumes that are sufficient for most applications. ArmorLine’s unique capabilities are provided by the world’s largest vacuum hot press, the largest high-pressure/high-temperature hot isostatic press in the world, and other ceramic material processing equipment housed inside a 257,000 ft2 facility.