Military & Defense


Military & Defense

Military and Defense clients face constantly evolving threats in a variety of harsh environments, and Axiom is proud to support them with our key strengths: high strength-to-weight ratios, extreme temperature/environment performance, chemical and corrosion resistance, design flexibility, and quick and cost-effective time-to-market. Our materials are used in aircraft, ships, submarines, body armor, missile skins, drones, armored vehicles, and engines. We also provide low-cost CTE matched epoxy and BMI tooling products. We offer an extensive line of composites and adhesives for interiors, and manufacture low loss resin systems for radomes. Axiom is committed to helping secure our military and its objectives.



Armored Vehicles

Lightweight strength is where Axiom excels, and our aramid (Kevlar) prepregs provide vehicles with non-corroding, long-lasting, flexibly designed armor that protects against projectiles, fragments, and impacts. Our composites have customizable properties to meet new threats and combat conditions.




Drones inherit Axiom’s aerospace legacy of proven lightweight, strong, corrosion and heat resistant CMC prepregs that deliver enhanced performance, armor, range, and loads. Composites are tuned to specific electromagnetic frequencies to enable secure communication, are easily tooled and scaled to rapid production.



Axiom provides composite materials for military drones


Military aircraft employ Axiom’s materials across the board to achieve lightweight, high-strength, high temperature, fatigue/corrosion/chemical resistant performance and electromagnetic shielding. Our materials operate in and provide armor to everything from engines and structures to fuselages, wing skins, and helicopter rotor blades.



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Surface Ships & Submarines

Axiom’s lightweight, high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials deliver a lower weight to displacement ratio that makes our fleet faster, tougher, and more efficient. Our composite prepregs are designed to meet the enormous pressures of deep-sea dives, provide armor and fire resistance, and lighten and strengthen interior structural components.



advanced composite materials for body armor

Body Armor

Lightweight strength is where Axiom excels. We place our tough, lightweight carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar and phenolic/PVB prepregs in armored plates, inserts, and helmets that shield against projectiles, fragments, and blunt impacts. These have high fatigue life for heavy usage and customizable designs to meet changing threats and conditions.



Jet Engines

Axiom’s CMC prepregs and surfacing films push modern jet engine performance and efficiency with high temperature and strength-weight materials that decrease vibrational fatigue and chemical susceptibility. With infused aramid fibers (Kevlar), these double to protect engine components, fuel tanks, and fuel lines.



composite materials for missile skins

Missile Structures

Missiles demand high strength, stiffness, damage tolerance, and extreme temperature resistance. Axiom’s high temperature CMC’s are custom tailored for hypersonic operational conditions. Our scaled production is ideal for producing cost effective, high-grade munitions.



Extreme Temperature Ceramics

Axiom’s ceramic matrix composite prepreg fabrics and slit tape are designed to operate in steep shielding gradients in extreme and rapidly fluctuating temperatures. Their electrical and chemical inertness are ideal in corrosive environments for safer, longer, more efficient performance.



Client's Feedback

NIAR Automated Technologies Laboratory for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) partnered with Axiom Materials to investigate the automated fiber placement (AFP) of AX-7810UD-330N610-0.5", a solvent-based Ox-Ox Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) unidirectional slit tape that can be used for high temperature applications up to 1,650 °F, such as engine components. Several variants were slit using a NIAR slitter, capable of continuous in-process inspections to investigate the slit-tape quality in order to ensure that the material will process through the AFP system without any manufacturing defects.   "Working in partnership with the technical team at Axiom Materials, we were quickly able to implement several improvements to the AFP system in order to precisely process slit narrow tape CMC materials efficiently," said Josh Goertz, a senior research engineer at ATLAS who has over 10 years of experience with AFP systems.

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