BCP launches e-commerce platform for honeycomb composite panels
Bespoke Composite Panels’ products are manufactured at various bespoke dimensions and thicknesses, for applications in rail, marine and other industries.
Bespoke Composite Panels (BCP; Cambridgeshire, U.K.), an aluminum honeycomb composite panel manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new e-commerce platform selling its standard composite panels direct from its website for same-day dispatch.The 600-millimeter by 600-millimeter aluminum honeycomb composite panels are available in five thicknesses ranging from 6 millimeters to 25.4 millimeters.
BCP manufactures composite panels for various bespoke dimensions and thicknesses, and says its goal with the launch of the e-commerce platform was to meet the demands of customers for smaller composite panels with a quick turnaround. BCP aims to expand its online product range to offer additional dimensions.
Aluminum honeycomb composite panels have been used for a variety of products including rail and marine interiors and furniture, display structures, vacuum tables, architectural products and flight simulation decks for pilot training. Benefits are said to include light weight, durability, a longer lifetime than wood, low energy consumption caused by low weight, low maintenance and refurbishment costs and less rework due to tighter tolerances. The panels are also reportedly easier to install than panels of other materials.
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) replacing coated steel in more reinforced-concrete applications.
Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.