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Latest News

Global summit for users of EconCore´s lightweight ThermHex honeycomb core technology EconCore, world leader in lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, hosted their fourth technology summit in Leuven, Belgium at the end of last month.

[view details]26-11-2019

Composite-Sandwich Conference 2020 Save the date!

[view details]05-11-2019

EconCore showcases advanced honeycomb technology at JEC Asia 2019 World leader in technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich material production, EconCore, will be exhibiting at JEC Asia 2019 in Seoul, Korea on 13 – 15 November.

[view details]05-11-2019

From Organosandwich to component For the first time, several prototypes of an Organosandwich component will be displayed at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf.

[view details]08-10-2019

EconCore chooses MEAF 50-H34 extruder for R-PET honeycomb sandwich panels EconCore from Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium has chosen the high speed, energy efficient MEAF 50-H34 extruder for its trial production of recycled PET (R-PET) ThermHex honeycomb sandwich panels.

[view details]29-08-2019

Consulting

Panel, Part and Process Development for your Applications

Sandwich materials selection and optimization
EconCore offers engineering services to optimize and to select core-skin material combinations providing the optimal compromise between material cost, production cost and weight saving to allow a maximal cost saving.

Sandwich selection charts have been developed and implemented in a software tool to enable an optimization of performance per cost. In the sandwich selection charts the properties of sandwich panels from different core-skin material combinations are shown for all skin thickness/panel height ratios (t/h). The core shear deformations, the value of weight saving for the target application as well as the production costs for the core and sandwich panel are included.

In the example on the right picture the optimization for a sandwich material combination under a very common three point bending load case is shown. The table shows that weight savings and material cost savings with a factor of 5.66 are possible. The graphical representation of the material properties, reached by this sandwich material combination are shown in the sandwich materials selection charts. The effects of the core shear deformation and the value of weight saving are included in the bending performance per cost optimization chart. Furthermore, the production costs are included, which can lead to a very different optimal skin thickness/panel height ratio (t/h).

EconCore supports customers and licensees in their application development to enable a maximal cost saving and a widespread use of EconCore technologies and products.

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Sandwich materials selection chart bending performance per weight optimization

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Example: Sandwich under simple supported three point bending

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Sandwich materials selection chart bending performance per cost optimisation