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Last edited 07 Feb 2017
Through more than 10 years of pioneering research, Foldcore® have developed the power of folding as the key to new versatile, high-performance core materials in sandwich design.
Foldcore® is an origami-like structural sandwich core which is manufactured by folding a planar base material into a three-dimensional structure. Foldcore® technology enables the economic, efficient and rapid manufacture of advanced structures for next-generation sandwich applications, transforming a multitude of base materials into high-performance cellular materials.
The mechanical properties of these folded structures is comparable to honeycomb materials, and has significantly better stiffness and strength than woods and similar core materials of the same density.
In addition to excellent mechanical performance, Foldcore® offers unique customisation opportunities and multi-functional potential such as:
- Venting capability.
- Micro-scale patterning.
A host of industries benefit from Foldcore® applications, including aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, rail and civil engineering.
Foldcore® help to build lighter, highly-integrated and customised sandwich products with unique properties.
For more information, see Foldcore's website.
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