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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Hexcel to expand engineered core capacity CompositesWorld

The company will build a new manufacturing plant in Casablanca, Morocco.

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2016) CompositesWorld

Aging infrastructure offers a potentially huge market for composite materials but civil projects are publicly owned, subject to regulatory oversight and, therefore, decision makers are change-resistant and decisions are, in part, cost-driven. Composites nevertheless continue to make headway.

Gurit to expand its balsa wood production CompositesWorld

This expansion is due to the ongoing market demand for balsa wood.

FST-compliant polyurethane foam cores CompositesWorld

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, WA, US) featured its fire, smoke, and toxicity- (FST) compliant polyurethane foam cores — the FR-3800 FST series — and its molded parts program.

3D-capable aramid honeycomb core CompositesWorld

Euro-Composites Corp. (Elkwood, VA, US) introduced a new 3D-capable aramid honeycomb core it calls ECA-3D.

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