Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost. The geometry of honeycomb structures can vary widely but the common feature of all such structures is an array of hollow cells formed between thin vertical walls. The cells are often columnar and hexagonal in shape. A honeycomb shaped structure provides a material with minimal density and relative high out-of-plane compression properties and out-of-plane shear properties.
Man-made honeycomb structural materials are commonly made by layering a honeycomb material between two thin layers [Honey comb Panel] that provide strength in tension. This forms a plate-like assembly. Honeycomb materials are widely used where flat or slightly curved surfaces are needed and their high specific strength is valuable. They are widely used in the aerospace industry for this reason, and honeycomb material is aluminium.
Aluminium Honeycomb Panel is a sandwich panel with a honeycomb structure as its core, which is inspired by the natural hexagonal honeycomb. This unique structure makes the panel lightweight compared to other materials of the same volume. It also enhances stiffness and stability.
A) Where this aluminium honeycomb used for?
As core material, aluminum honeycomb is used in sandwich panels and it is utilized in floors, roofs, doors, partitions, facades, working surfaces for automatic machines, laser jet cutting and for all products which require an optimal stiffness-to-weight-ratio.
The honey comb is having the following advantages,
- High thermal conductivity
- Flame resistant
- Good moisture and corrosion resistance
- Fungi resistant
- Low weight/High Strength
B) What is the purpose of honeycomb structure?
Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.
What are the parameters in Honey comb?
C) What are the variants available?
1) HONEY COMB PANELS [Expanded Honey comb with both the sides protected with aluminium sheet]
2) ALUMINIUM HONEY COMB NON-EXPANDED SLICE
Aluminium honeycomb core
A3003H18 / 5052
Cell Height (mm)
0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0, 1.5, 1.83, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.5, 10, 12, 15
Honey comb Panels, unexpanded slices or expanded sheets
1.8mm to 300mm
Max Sheet Sizes
1600mm (L) x 14000mm (W)