Aluminium honeycomb is suitable for use in a range of specialised applications including 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 use in aerodynamic research to study the effects of 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.
A diffuser, in optics, is any device that scatters light in a manner that gives soft light.
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. When considering electromagnetic shielding, aluminium honeycomb is most commonly used within vent panels. Excellent shielding performance is achieved whilst the loss of air flow is minimal.