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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Report from IBEX 2015 CompositesWorld

As always, IBEX supplied new products, processes and education, not only to boatbuilders, but to the composites industry overall.

CAMX 2015 preview: Elliott Co. of Indianapolis CompositesWorld

Elliott Co. of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN, US) is featuring its line of rigid polyiso/urethane foam core materials.

CAMX 2015 preview: EconCore CompositesWorld

EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing its patented ThermHex technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.

CAMX 2015 preview: Armacell CompositesWorld

Armacell (Thimister-Clermont, Belgium) will showcase its two product lines, ArmaFORM PET Core and PET Foil.

Honeycomb/polyurethane sandwich roof for smart fortwo CompositesWorld

BASF's Elastoflex E polyurethane foam system is used for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part with a honeycomb sandwich structure.

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