Origami-Like Bulletproof Shield Can Withstand Shots From 9mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum Pistols

By: | February 26th, 2017


Engineering professors at Brigham Young University have developed a bulletproof shield, inspired by origami, so it can easily pop up and fold down.

Better yet, the shield is only 55 pounds even though it features 12 layers of bulletproof Kevlar with an aluminum core in the center.

The designers claim the bulletproof shield can withstand shots fired from 9mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum pistols, providing quite the durable barrier in the event of a shootout.

While the shield is still in its prototype phase, the team from BYU envisions a future where police carry these shields with them responding to crime scenes as they are capable of protecting multiple people, even innocent bystanders, at once.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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