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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The first fully-infused boat hull in India a success CompositesWorld

DIAB's Composites Consulting Group (CCG) assists Aquarius Fibreglas in designing the infusion of a 15.6m fast interceptor craft.

Solvay, 3A Composites establish foam core collaboration CompositesWorld

Solvay and 3A Composites will develop specialty core materials for the advanced transportation market.

THERMHEX plastic honeycomb expands production CompositesWorld

Lower cost single-step THERMHEX process supported by German state of Saxony-Anhalt as part of emphasis on composites and lightweight construction.

3A Composites invests in new US foam extrusion line CompositesWorld

Brisk demand and launch of new AIREX T10 product drive capacity increase for extruded AIREX core materials.

Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld

Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

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