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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NASA looking for new core half the areal weight of honeycomb and foam CompositesWorld

Two $550K grants to be awarded for new lightweight cores research. Applications due by Dec. 16, 2014.

3A Composites, STRUCTeam collaborate on boat feasibility studies CompositesWorld

The structural design solution provides an instant preliminary study of motor and sail boats between 25 ft and 70 ft long. 3A also has acquired PNG Balsa.

Spheretex signs distribution deal for China CompositesWorld

Core and reinforcements specialist Spheretex strikes a deal with NMG Composites Co. Ltd. to expand visibility and reach of the Spheretex product line.

CAMX 2014 preview: CoreLite CompositesWorld

CoreLite, Inc. (Miami, Fla.) is emphasizing the company’s two primary core materials, Balsasud balsa wood and CoreLite Board PVC foam board.

CAMX 2014 preview: Benecor CompositesWorld

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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