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Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Length1250mm
Width625mm
Product Data
ColourSilver
Max Service Temp120°C
Chemistry / MaterialAluminium
BrandCorex
Wall Thickness0.07mm
Density (Dry)83kg/m³
Cell Size6.4mm
Thickness10mm
Mechanical Properties
Compressive Strength (Stabilised)4.52MPa
Plate Shear Strength (lengthways)2.48MPa
Plate Shear Modulus (lengthways)448MPa
Plate Shear Strength (widthways)1.45MPa
Plate Shear Modulus (widthways)241MPa
Features
FeaturesCorrosion TreatedYes
General Properties
Gross Weight0.675kg

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6.4mm (1/4") Cell Aluminium Honeycomb

Unexpanded, unperforated aluminium honeycomb core material made from 3003 grade alloy. The honeycomb has a 83kg/m3 density and medium 1/4" cells. This specification is recommended for most typical honeycomb core composites projects, offering a good balance of density, cell size and cost. Whilst most commonly uses in conjunction with prepreg laminates and as adhesive film it can also be used in both open wet-lay and vacuum bagged processes.

Available in 10mm, 15mm and 20mm thicknesses in full sheet sizes of 2500mm x 1250mm or quarter sheets of 1250mm x 652mm.


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High performance aluminium honeycomb core material exactly as supplied to the world's top composites engineering, aerospace and motorsport manufacturers.

Used correctly, aluminium honeycomb can be used to reduce the weight and increase the stiffness of composite panels in a wide range of applications:

This medium 6.4mm / 1/4" cell size honeycomb is an excellent 'all rounder' honeycomb suitable for a wide range of applications including motorsport, marine, renewable energy and transport. The 6.4mm / 1/4" cell size is a good balance between strength, weight and cost making this our most popular aluminium honeycomb.

How to Buy

The honeycomb listed on this page is available in 10mm, 15mm and 20mm thicknesses. Please choose the thickness you require from the options at the top of the page.

Sheets are available in blocks which will expand to a full sheet size of 2500mm x 1250mm or to a smaller sheet size of 1250mm x 652mm. Please choose the sheet size you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page.

We also stock in 1/8"e; cell size aluminium honeycomb and 3/4" cell size aluminium honeycomb.

Expanded Sheet Sizes

We stock and ship all our aluminium honeycomb in unexpanded (block) form. This makes them much smaller and more cost effective to ship but also, importantly, ensures that they are delivered undamaged, ready to be easily expanded into a faultless sheet of honeycomb.

Expanding the Aluminium Honeycomb

IMPORTANT - wear gloves before handling the block.

To Expand the block, start by using your fingers to tease some of the cells open at the edges of the block. Once you've done this we use a simply 'puller' fashioned from a strip of wood with a series of nails in. We hook the nails through the open cells and then just pull the whole assembly to open the cells. As you expand it you can unhook the cells from over the nails and move them across so they are slightly closer together (the width of the honeycomb reduces as it becomes properly expanded). It might not sound too sophisticated but it works well and the commercial expanders aren't much different.

Trade discounts

0-45+
£26.64£23.98
We won’t be beaten on price!

If you believe you’re buying an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere, contact us to discuss your requirements.

High performance aluminium honeycomb core material exactly as supplied to the world's top composites engineering, aerospace and motorsport manufacturers.

Used correctly, aluminium honeycomb can be used to reduce the weight and increase the stiffness of composite panels in a wide range of applications:

This medium 6.4mm / 1/4" cell size honeycomb is an excellent 'all rounder' honeycomb suitable for a wide range of applications including motorsport, marine, renewable energy and transport. The 6.4mm / 1/4" cell size is a good balance between strength, weight and cost making this our most popular aluminium honeycomb.

How to Buy

The honeycomb listed on this page is available in 10mm, 15mm and 20mm thicknesses. Please choose the thickness you require from the options at the top of the page.

Sheets are available in blocks which will expand to a full sheet size of 2500mm x 1250mm or to a smaller sheet size of 1250mm x 652mm. Please choose the sheet size you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page.

We also stock in 1/8"e; cell size aluminium honeycomb and 3/4" cell size aluminium honeycomb.

Expanded Sheet Sizes

We stock and ship all our aluminium honeycomb in unexpanded (block) form. This makes them much smaller and more cost effective to ship but also, importantly, ensures that they are delivered undamaged, ready to be easily expanded into a faultless sheet of honeycomb.

Expanding the Aluminium Honeycomb

IMPORTANT - wear gloves before handling the block.

To Expand the block, start by using your fingers to tease some of the cells open at the edges of the block. Once you've done this we use a simply 'puller' fashioned from a strip of wood with a series of nails in. We hook the nails through the open cells and then just pull the whole assembly to open the cells. As you expand it you can unhook the cells from over the nails and move them across so they are slightly closer together (the width of the honeycomb reduces as it becomes properly expanded). It might not sound too sophisticated but it works well and the commercial expanders aren't much different.

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Technical Datasheet (TDS)98 KB

Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Length1250mm
Width625mm
Product Data
ColourSilver
Max Service Temp120°C
Chemistry / MaterialAluminium
BrandCorex
Wall Thickness0.07mm
Density (Dry)83kg/m³
Cell Size6.4mm
Thickness10mm
Mechanical Properties
Compressive Strength (Stabilised)4.52MPa
Plate Shear Strength (lengthways)2.48MPa
Plate Shear Modulus (lengthways)448MPa
Plate Shear Strength (widthways)1.45MPa
Plate Shear Modulus (widthways)241MPa
Features
FeaturesCorrosion TreatedYes
General Properties
Gross Weight0.675kg
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?Ask our technical team a question.

We sell a product called ET538 Honeycomb Bonding Adhesive. Although this adhesive is primarily aimed at bonding aluminium honeycomb to composite or aluminium skins it would also be ideal for bonding the honeycomb to wood. Epoxies are well known for their excellent bond to wood and the bond to the honeycomb would also be excellent.

Start by using your fingers to tease some of the cells open at the edges of the block. Once you've done this we use a simply 'puller' fashioned from a strip of wood with a series of nails in. We hook the nails through the open cells and then just pull the whole assembly to open the cells. As you expand it you can unhook the cells from over the nails and move them across so they are slightly closer together (the width of the honeycomb reduces as it becomes properly expanded). It might not sound too sophisticated but it works well and the commercial expanders aren't much different.

This can be done by hand using a cutting template on top of the expanded honeycomb and a sharp knife to cut through the foils, or alternatively laser cutting can be used with a CAD drawn template to cut the discs more precisely and neatly.

Yes absolutely, our aluminium honeycomb is often used on laser cutting beds. We have many regular customers who use it for that exact purpose. To ensure the Honeycomb lays flat, customers usually put the honeycomb into the original manufacturers supplied bed frame or fabricate a frame of their own to suit.

What it means is that the cell walls/foil have got tiny regular perforations in the foil itself into adjoining cells. This helps to avoid any pressure imbalance between cells, especially when processing using positive (autoclave) or negative (vacuum bag) pressure.

The easiest way to cut aluminium honeycomb is to use a metal ruler as a guide and slice through the foils and cells using a stanley blade or similar. Each individual foil will cut easily and neatly as long as the blade is long enough to cut the foil in one step.

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