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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PET structural foam CompositesWorld

XTX Composites Inc. (Dallas, TX, US) has completed production and testing of new structural PET foam with densities of 100 kg/m3 and 110 kg/m3.

Thermoplastic for aircraft interiors CompositesWorld

Solvay (Brussels, Belgium) has launched Tegralite, a family of high-performance, semi-finished thermoplastic-based materials designed for use in aircraft interiors applications.

3D foam core for complex shapes CompositesWorld

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) showcased at JEC Europe 2015 a new cost-effective manufacturing method for 3D shaped foam cores, intended for carbon fiber automotive parts.

Core collaboration for Solvay and 3A CompositesWorld

Solvay and 3A Composites announced at JEC Europe a collaborative effort to develop and manufacture specialty foams and sandwich materials for lightweighting in the advanced transportation market.

Carbon fiber rowboat to cross the Pacific Ocean CompositesWorld

In this unique carbon boat, Sonya Baumstein will attempt to become the first woman to row from Japan to California.

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