CMI specializes in the Research & Development and Engineering Design & Analysis of multifunctional loadbearing, lightweight periodic cellular panels. Product applications for these panels include ballistic and blast protection and thermal management. CMI's periodic cellular panels are comprised of a metal and composite core sandwiched between two face sheets. The core is fabricated and then bonded to the face sheet at the exceptionally strong engineered nodes. CMI uses a wide variety of this type of designs for its proprietary structures and collectively referred to them as a MicroTruss. Both the core and face sheets are manufactured from commercially avalible wrought alloys and composits. Application always determines the design, density and materiel used in these structures.