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Transparent Armor & Composite Manufacturing

O’Gara Armoring is the only U.S. armor provider that manufactures curved and flat transparent armor and composite armor. 

  • Capacity to produce 90,000 number of flat pieces of T.A. a year.
  • Capacity to produce 1,000 number of curved pieces of T.A. a year.
  • First class 10,000 parts per million (PPM) clean room to decrease foreign containments, which increases consistency and decreases scrap.

Transparent Armor

O’Gara operates a state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot transparent armor facility capable of producing approximately 90,000 pieces of flat laminated assemblies and 1000 curved vehicle sets per year.  The facility houses CNC glass cutting tables that can process up to 3,000 pieces of glass per day as well as CNC grinders that can process up to 1,100 pieces of glass per day.  Our horizontal detergent washers are capable of washing up to 3,000 pieces of glass per day.  We have a ceramic fret “black band” silk screen table and furnace capabilities in addition to CNC glass bending ovens that are capable of curving two complete vehicle sets per day.  Transparent armor is assembled in a class 10,000 “clean room” utilizing a continuously moving, variable speed line.  There are four nitrogen-filled autoclaves (one 4’x6”, two 6’x15’ and one 6’x10’), and over 3,000 square feet of conveyor used in potting and assembling transparent armor. 

Composite Armor

O’Gara has the ability to cut, sew and laminate flat or shaped panels using the autoclaves in our transparent armor facility.  We can manufacture panels in a variety of weaves, including plain, twill or unidirectional.  Currently, we can produce Kevlar, S-Glass, carbon fiber and many other composites.  Our largest autoclave has inside dimensions of 15’ in length and 70’ in diameter.  Maximum pressure is 175psi +/- 1 psi and the maximum temperature is 450° +/- 2°.

O’Gara Armoring is the proud manufacturer of every U.S. President’s limousine from Harry S. Truman to Ronald Reagan.