Understanding Honeycomb Panels
What is a Honeycomb Panel?
Typically 5 layers: Skin, adhesive, honeycomb core, adhesive, skin. Materials with high tensile and compression strength are best suited to being skins, i.e. aluminum, steel, fiberglass. Adhesive varies widely by application: high strength, high temp, low temp, etc.
Honeycomb Core: A variety of honeycomb cores are available per design requirements.
Honeycomb panel strength works much like an I-Beam, with the core being the vertical element and the facing being the flange, working together to create high shear strength. Like an I-beam, greater distance between skins (thicker core) will create greater strength.
- High strength skin reduces risk of tensile failure.
- Many cells reduce risk of buckling failure.
- Smaller cells reduce risk of climbing crush or peel failures.
- Core orientation and density can reduce shear failure.
Stiffer and Lighter than Single Sheet Laminate
The stiffness of maynowei Honeycomb Panels allows the end user to utilize less material and reduce weight. Stiffness increases exponentially compared to single sheet material. The use of honeycomb core(s) creates a dramatic increase in stiffness with very little weight gain.
Light, Strong, Tough, Cost-Effective
maynowei Honeycomb Panels are a high-strength, lightweight material that provide efficient mechanical performance. Our lightweight panels are an excellent alternative to monolithic materials (e.g., solid aluminum, wood and steel) as well as panels with traditional core materials such as plywood, balsa, and foam.
Available in a wide range of sheet sizes and facings, our honeycomb panels are designed for ease of use in many common applications and processes. They can be engineered to meet specific requirements for strength and stiffness. maynowei Honeycomb Panels are used
in many situations that require elevated core shear, compression and adhesion performance.