As more and more composite structures require unique bends and curvatures, Ultracor has introduced UltraFlex. UltraFlex is available as a honeycomb core with distinctive cell geometry. UltraFlex provides similar or higher mechanical properties than comparable hexagonal cores of equivalent density.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
The table below compares the mechanical properties of the UltraFlex and the hexagonal core using the same prepregged material.
Note: Although the UltraFlex cell is non-symmetric, the W-shear properties showed similar results regardless of shear direction.
Exceptional Formability into Compound Curvatures
No Anticlastic or Buckling of Cell Walls in Curved Conditions
Equivalent Mechanicals as Hexagonal Cores
Cost Savings in Curved Panels
UltraFlex can be tailor made using practically any non-metallic web material.
Core densities can match existing hexagonal cores.
ULTRAFLEX HONEYCOMB PRODUCT INFORMATION
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ULTRACOR PRODUCT DESIGNATIONS
Ultracor products are designated by use of a series of letters and numbers, as follows:
UCF-304-3/8-2.0, in which:
“U” represents Ultracor Honeycomb
“CF” indicates that the material used is Carbon Fiber
“304” determines the product code number under which the details of construction are documented.
“3/8” indicates a 3/8” cell size.
“2.0” indicates a nominal density in pounds per cubic foot. (lbs/ft³)