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Apart from metallurgy, many other advances in material technology have been the result of improvements in ordnance. Current high-technology materials such as ceramics and composites have received great boosts through ordnance development.

Men with Masks, Boxes of the High Explosive TNT. 04 November, 1943.

Men with Masks, Boxes of the High Explosive TNT. 04 November, 1943.
Cornhusker Ordnance Plant.
Office of the Chief of Ordnance.
National Archives and Records Administration.
National Archives at Kansas City, Missouri.

Spin-offs is another term for technology transfer and in chemical and biological manufacturing those include many other devices to safely handle those types of substances. Protective suits for chemical and biological hazards were military developments as well as gas masks and other protective devices. Health procedures and new medicines have also resulted from this area of military research. Protective equipment is widely used by people exposed to hazardous substances on the job and other activities.

He Can't Lay Off.

Poster: He Can't Lay Off. Circa 1943.
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Still Picture Branch; College Park, Maryland.