Corex Honeycomb is a UK based company producing high quality aluminium honeycomb that is supplied worldwide and can be used for a wide variety of applications.
Corex Honeycomb is recognised as a product which possesses an excellent strength to weight ratio. It is applicable where rigid and light weight properties are required and its use is virtually unlimited.
Corex Honeycomb manufacture hexagonal honeycomb from different aluminium alloy grades such as the 3000 and 5000 series. The Corex Honeycomb range can be supplied in a variety of conditions:
Expanded Core Sizes
Standard expanded honeycomb sizes are: W
Other block sizes are available on request. Depending on the cell size, up to 18000mm can be achieved in the W direction.
Honeycomb blocks can be cut to thicknesses to suit individual customer requirements. The latest cutting technology allows Corex Honeycomb to supply slices up to a tolerance of ±0.125mm. A minimum slice thickness of 3mm can be achieved.
Corrosion and non-corrosion treated aluminium honeycomb is available depending on the customer requirements.
Elevated Temperature Performance
Aluminium honeycomb will withstand temperatures between +120/-30° C, although the properties will reduce as the temperature increases/decreases.
Our honeycomb can be machined to form a complex surface with the use of high speed routers. Some single curvature contours can be machined on to an unexpanded slice before expansion.
Non-volatile adhesive should be used for bonding skins to the honeycomb core to prevent possible build up of volatile substances during the curing process. This may be alleviated by using perforated honeycomb.
Railway-News magazine Issue 3, August 2021: Corex Honeycomb - BCP and Corex Honeycomb Supporting Innovation in the Rail Sector.
Aluminium honeycomb is a lightweight structural material with high strength to weight properties, making it suitable for a range of railway applications.
Corex Honeycomb and Bespoke Composite Panels are pleased to be present at InnoTrans 2022, occupying Stand 291 in Hall 3.1.
Mehrdad Asadi, PhD, engineer at Corex Honeycomb, shares his knowledge of energy absorbers and the role that aluminium honeycomb has to play.
Lightweight aluminium honeycomb is an asset to the rail industry, a sector which is increasingly focused on becoming more sustainable.
Why is aluminium honeycomb so strong? The properties are determined by the manufacturing process of the product.
The Corex team are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Railtex, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 7th to 9th September.
Corex Honeycomb is the only UK manufacturer of aluminium honeycomb. The material is supplied in both expanded and unexpanded formats.
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