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Aluminium honeycomb for Automotive & Road Vehicles

Paper honeycomb in automotiveAluminium honeycomb for Automotive & Road Vehicles: Corex aluminium honeycomb is suitable for use in a variety of automotive applications including cars, military vehicles, buses, commercial vehicles and Motorsports, including Formula 1 and touring cars. 

Within this sector, our aluminium honeycomb is applied to interior and body panels, spoilers, floors, chassis components, wings, diffusers and energy absorbers. Its lightweight capabilities and high strength reduces the vehicle weight and fuel consumption, which enhances performance whilst enabling the chassis to retain its strength and rigidity.

Corex Honeycomb also manufacture ‘SuperFlex’, our flexible aluminium honeycomb which has excellent formability and is easier to use around shaped surfaces.

Oxford Brookes Racing 2018As a sponsor of Formula Student for many years we have supported various university racing teams, including Bath, Cambridge, and Coventry, UK and Wisconsin (USA). The team we currently sponsor is Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR), who use Corex aluminium honeycomb in the chassis of their racing car.

Uk Winners 2019 We are sponsoring them again for 2018/19; they have built a Class 1 combustion and for the first time in OBR history, a Class 2 electric concept car. They performed very well in this year’s Formula Student UK at Silverstone, taking first place in Business plan, second place overall- Top UK Team, second place Skidpad and third place Endurance.  In 2020 OBR is making the shift to electric, building the concept car entered into the Class 2 competition this year.   

Panther Command Vehicle Corex aluminium honeycomb is also used in military vehicles, like the ‘Panther Command Vehicle, shown, and others that incorporate Active Mine Protection technologies. Its main use is in the flooring to improve the energy absorption whilst adding minimal weight. We have worked with Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems (ABBS) who have developed systems for protecting armoured vehicles from mine and Improvised Explosive Devises blasts.ULtra Pod Heathrow Airport

We have also worked on the Heathrow Rapid Transit Pod project with TRB Lightweight Structures; this is an ultra -lightweight, electric, unmanned vehicle which transports people from the business car park to Terminal 5, via a guide way. The chassis and the floor of the pod are made of composite panels that contain aluminium honeycomb, which result in a strong, lightweight structure.

Working with MCT Engineering we provide aluminium honeycomb for the automotive industry, especially Motorsports, read more here.

We can now provide our customers with a range of Nomex® and Kevlar® aramid paper honeycomb core, working with Schutz Cormaster . Nomex® and Kevlar® are aromatic polyamides or aramids developed by DuPont™. Nomex® is a flame-resistant material known for its exceptional durability and rigidity; Kevlar® is a heat-resistant fibre with very high tensile strength, known for its ability to withstand high impact. Both are suitable for automotive applications.

Polypropylene honeycomb core for Automotive & Road Vehicles

PP honeycomb circular cylindersCorex Honeycomb distributes  Tubus Waben  polypropylene honeycomb, which is an ideal alternative component for any lightweight assembly. One benefit is that traditional honeycomb is assembled from hexagonal shapes but Tubus Waben  manufacturers polypropylene honeycomb with circular cells, which can accept forces from various directions and still maintain their shape, this results in high strength but extremely low weight. The acoustic level in the interior of vehicles can also be optimised. These qualities makes it suitable for Commercial vehicle construction and Automotive applications.

Corex Honeycomb will be attending Composites in Motorsports in October 2019, read more here.

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