Deep Springs Technology (DST) was founded in 2007 as a spinout company to commercialize “hollow shell” technology, called DST-shells. It is the world leader in small hollow sphere manufacturing. We manufacture high quality shells for industrial, commercial and military applications. Our shells can be fabricated from various materials such as metal, glass or ceramics, including silicon carbide.Read more about our Capabilities.
CASE STUDY: DEEP SPRINGS HOLLOW ALUMINA MACRO SPHERE (HAMS)
Evaluate Deep Springs Technology’s Hollow Alumina Macro Spheres for use in syntactic foam buoyancy.
ENGINEERED HOLLOW SPHERES – SYNTACTIC FOAMS
Syntactic Foams encapsulate hollow particles in a matrix material. The advantages of engineered syntactic foams are uniform and predictable voids. DST’s metal foams have the desired properties such as low density, high specific stiffness, high strength to weight ratios, and greatly increased energy absorbing capabilities. Applications of DST’s syntactic foam include ballistic armor, aircraft structures, automotive structural components, automobile crumple-zones, biomedical prostheses, sound barriers, and vibration dampeners.Read more about our Syntactic Foams.
ENGINEERED HOLLOW SPHERES – ENERGY ABSORPTION
Energy Absorption – A solid material will undergo elastic deformation followed by plastic deformation. A cellular material will undergo crushing before densification. This crushing region is where there is increased energy absorption potential versus a solid material.Read more about our Energy Absorption results.
Deep Springs Technology (DST) is the world leader in small hollow sphere manufacturing. We manufacture high quality shells for industrial, commercial and military applications. Our shells can be fabricated from various materials such as metal, glass or ceramics, including silicon carbide. If needed, our shells can hermetically encapsulate virtually any gas or gas mixture. Sphere range in size from 0.5mm to 3mm (bigger or smaller may be possible). DST shells are currently being used in armor plating, buoyancy, aerospace and other applications. Contact us to discuss how to incorporate our shells into your application.Read more about our Hollow Sphere products.
SILICON CARBIDE SHELLS
Deep Springs Technology (DST) produces high strength low density hollow shells for demanding engineering applications. When temperature, weight and strength are critical factors to success of a program Deep Springs Technology can answer the need with engineered shells tailored for the programs specific needs.Read more about our Silicon Carbide Shells.
LIGHTWEIGHT SYNTACTIC ARMOR MATERIAL
DST’s Lightweight Syntactic Armor Material (LSAM) is a composite structure consists of hollow sphererical shells encapsulated in a matrix material. The shells are available in a variety of ceramics and metals including M350, B4C, Al2O3 and, SiC. Matrix materials include aluminum, magnesium, steel, and a variety of polymers. Applications for the material include strike face, light structural, and bouyancy.Read more about our Lightweight Syntactic Armor Material.