Zone: Core Materials
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Balsa, honeycomb, foam and aluminum are the materials most commonly used as core in composite sandwich structures. Use of core increases thickness and stiffness of composite structures, with minimal weight penalty.


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A New Approach to Designing Lifter Cores: Dual-Rod Design

A dual-rod system

Benefits of using a secondary guide rod on lifter core assemblies.

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Nidaplast launches North American operations CompositesWorld

Although core specialist Nidaplast had a presence in North America previously via NidaCore, it is now establishing direct operations in Port Sainte-Lucie, Fla., USA.

Strata Manufacturing outsources work to Premier Composite Technologies CompositesWorld

Under the $16.5 million, ten-year outsourcing agreement, Premier will cut honeycomb cores for Strata to produce Airbus A380 flap track fairings.

Carbon-Core to distribute Spheretex in the U.S. and Canada CompositesWorld

Virginia-based Carbon-Core Corp. will market and support the Spheretex line of core materials in the U.S. and Canada.

Carbon fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic performance of balsa CompositesWorld

Harvard engineers use new resin inks and 3-D printing to lightweight cellular composites.

Composite Essential Materials revives Nida-Core/3M’s U.S. core business CompositesWorld

Marista Dan, president of startup Composite Essential Materials (CEM, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.), reports that CEM has taken over the core materials business previously known as Nida-Core/3M. 3M (St.

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