Carbon Fiber/Honeycomb Sandwich Panels
ACP’s Carbon Fiber/Honeycomb Sandwich Panels are ideal panels for a wide range of applications meeting flat, lightweight and rigid specifications. They are manufactured by ‘sandwiching’ an aramid honeycomb core between layers of self-adhesive, medium modulus carbon fiber prepreg. By separating the carbon fiber skin with an aramid honeycomb core, these sandwich panels offer greater strength properties than those of the skins alone.
Using carbon fiber prepreg for the outer layers creates structural skins that offer high strength-to-weight ratios, thermal and electrical conductivity, high tensile strength, low density, low weight, low thermal expansion and excellent fatigue resistance. Our sandwich panels are cured with high temperature and under pressure resulting in fully consolidated carbon fiber skins that are completely bonded to the aramid honeycomb core. The cells of the honeycomb core will not fill with resin when using a prepreg, thereby insuring the constructed panel will not retain excess resin weight.
Manufactured with lightweight, high strength aramid honeycomb, our honeycomb core sandwich panels feature higher compressive strength and lower core densities when compared to our balsa and foam core sandwich panels. The aramid honeycomb core is manufactured with high bondable properties to insure the structural integrity of the panel remains intact. To increase the stiffness of the constructed panel, a thicker core can be used without substantially increasing the weight and cost of the final product.
- General Purpose Aviation Panels
- Aircraft Interiors
- Interior Design
- Marine Paneling
The below technical information is for the stand alone raw materials, not the constructed panel.
Please note: All data to be used as a guide only; not a specification.
- .125" 1 Ply: 3 oz.
- .250" 1 Ply: 3.2 oz.
- .500" 1 Ply: 3.8 oz.
- .125" 2 Ply: 5.2 oz.
- .250" 2 Ply: 5.6 oz.
- .500" 2 Ply: 6.2 oz.
- If delamination occurs skins may be re-bonded using any structural adhesive, such as slow set cyanoacrylate (CA) glue or 5 minute epoxy adhesive.
- Sandwich panels can be cut with a cut off wheel or a Tungsten Carbide Saber Saw. Do not cut with a band saw.
- For specialized panel inserts, fasteners and latches contact The Young Engineers. As an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of hardware, their primary focus is on fasteners for honeycomb panels and composite materials.
As a leading manufacturer of composite structures you can rely on us to provide rapid, cost-effective and high-quality solutions to meet and exceed your project requirements.
Our design and manufacturing team can work with you to fabricate custom plates, sheets and laminates. Options include:
- Fiber Selection: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Kevlar®, Other
- Skin Thickness
- Core Selection: Honeycomb (aluminum, plastic, Nomex) and Foam (polyurethane, PVC, ABS & others)
- Core Thickness
- Surface Finish
- Sizes up to 60" x 120"*
*ACP has a maximum work envelope of 60" x 120". Available options are contingent on tooling and material availability. KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and is used with permission.
We can tailor our stock products to meet your needs by offering the following services:
- CNC Machining
- Edge Closeouts
- Rebate Edges
- Hard Fix Points
- Counter Boring
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Due to size restrictions, 48" x 48" sizes require custom packaging and may have to ship via freight services. A $50.00 handling fee will apply and will automatically be added to the order. Final shipping charges will not be available at the time of ordering. A quote can be requested or shipping charges can be automatically billed at the time of shipment.
Due to size restrictions, 48" x 96" sizes requires custom packaging and can only ship via freight services. A $85.00 handling fee will apply and will automatically be added to the order. Final shipping charges will not be available at the time of ordering. A quote can be requested or shipping charges can be automatically billed at the time of shipment.