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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Pre-compressed, stitch-bonded core CompositesWorld

Carbon-Core Corp. has introduced Sphere Core SBC IP, a pre-compressed, stitch-bonded glass fiber material that is volumised through embedded thermoplastic microspheres.

Fire-retardant, high-impact honeycomb panel CompositesWorld

Composite Essential Materials LLC has launched new fire-retardant, light-weight, high-impact honeycomb panels that have gained Class 1 ASTM E84 approval.

Part design criteria (2015) CompositesWorld

Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what that knowledge entails.

SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition CompositesWorld

Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets CompositesWorld

Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.

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