Aluminium honeycomb is suitable for use in a range of specialised applications including air conditioning, wind tunnels, light diffusers and electromagnetic shielding. Corex Honeycomb offers a material that does not significantly alter the weight of applied product, whilst efficiently directing air flow and light.
Wind tunnels are used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past objects. The object being tested is placed on a mount inside a tubular passage. Air is made to move past the object using a powerful fan system . The test object is instrumented with sensors to measure aerodynamic forces, pressure distribution and other aerodynamic-related characteristics. The aluminium honeycomb is used as an air flow straightener.
A light diffuser, scatters light in a manner that achieves a soft light. The structure of aluminium honeycomb can be used to direct the light. This effect is used in photography for example where the light from one concentrated source (like a spotlight), can be spread out, bounce from reflective ceilings and walls, thus eradicating harsh light and hard shadows.
Electromagnetic shielding is the practice of surrounding electronics and cables with conductive or magnetic materials to guard against incoming or outgoing emissions of electromagnetic frequencies. In ventilation panels, aluminium honeycomb is used a s a flow straighter. These panels can be used in electronic enclosures where good air flow is required for cooling and ventilation.