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Title: Honeycomb core materials: New concepts for continuous production of honeycomb core materials
Authors: Pflug, Jochen ×
Vangrimde, Bart
Verpoest, Ignace
Bratfisch, Philipp
Vandepitte, Dirk #
Issue Date: Nov-2003
Publisher: Sampe publishers
Series Title: Sampe journal vol:39 issue:6 pages:22-30
Abstract: In many non-aerospace application areas mechanical requirements and weight targets demand a lightweight sandwich design. However the large production cost of honeycomb core materials often prevents their use in low cost sandwich constructions. In this paper the currently employed concepts for the production of honeycomb cores are reviewed to evaluate their potential for a fully automated production with high productivity. Furthermore, two new cost efficient honeycomb materials and their continuous production processes, developed at the K.U.Leuven, are presented These materials and production methods enable an automated in-line production of paper (TorHex) and thermoplastic film (ThermHex) based honeycombs. The continuous in-line lamination and further processing to sandwich parts with fiber reinforced thermoplastic skins shows large potential for cost sensitive applications.
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ISSN: 0091-1062
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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