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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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.

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld

Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

JEC Europe 2015 preview: DIAB CompositesWorld

DIAB (Laholm, Sweden) will present its new, tough Divinycell HM-range of high-performance structural core, capable of absorbing high dynamic impacts and slamming loads and thus well suited for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls.

PET-based structural core CompositesWorld

3A Composites has introduced AIREXT10, the first product derivative based on the new technology AIREX GEN2, a highly industrialized production process introduced by 3A Composites last year.

Moldmaker bypasses patterns for high-tech production catamarans CompositesWorld

Direct-to-milled-tool process simplifies large deck mold development.

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