CAMX 2014 preview: Benecor

Benecor Inc. (Wichita, Kan.) is featuring its line of metallic honeycomb core structures for the aerospace, military, marine and commercial markets.

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Benecor Inc. (Wichita, Kan.) is featuring its line of metallic honeycomb core structures for the aerospace, military, marine and commercial markets. Benecor uses what it says is a unique laser welding honeycomb process allows to provide an array of honeycomb products for several applications. Benecor says its process allows the customer a choice of virtually any honeycomb cell size/density. Features and options include:

  • Higher plate shear strength than glued and resistance welded honeycomb
  • Square, hex, angle and ox cell configurations
  • Weight saving of 25 percent compared to nonmetallic honeycomb structures
  • Titanium core for improved corrosion resistance 
  • Welded aluminum honeycomb core
  • Core thickness available from 0.125 inch to 10 inches
  • Crush core with compressive strength up to 8,000 psi
  • Honeycomb panels in titanium, stainless steel, inconel, and carbon fiber

Applications include engine nacelles, floor boards, heat shields, missile fins, balllistic panels, bulkhead doors, transit doors, architectural panels and more. 

 

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