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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DIAB materials enable commercial fishing boat rebuild CompositesWorld

Mundal Boat in Norway built, then expanded, the commercial purse seiner with cored sandwich construction.

3A Composites expanding PET foam production CompositesWorld

Increased customer demand, particularly in high-volume processes, is driving demand for more foam core products, says the company.

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.

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