Rock West Composites Adds Aluminum Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels to Its Lineup

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Rock West Composites is adding aluminum honeycomb core sandwich panel products to its lineup, including panels with carbon fiber and aluminum skins, in response to an increase in customer requests for very strong, but lightweight, panel configurations. The sandwich panels with carbon fiber composite skins offer lighter weight with high performance, while the panels with aluminum skins provide a very affordable alternative.

We have had multiple requests for carbon fiber skin/aluminum core sandwich panels, and we are being responsive to this growing demand.

This month Rock West Composites (RWC) announces the expansion of its sandwich panel lineup with the addition of new aluminum honeycomb core panels. Offering versions with carbon fiber composite and aluminum skins, customers can select light weight panels that suit their specific project requirements.

The carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb core sandwich panels are a high-performance solution, offering high strength, high stiffness, and low coefficient of thermal expansion (in-plane), while retaining their lightweight properties. These panels can be used for aerospace and other applications, such as dimensionally stable platforms, or be machined to shape to make rib reinforcements for stiffening other structures.

The aluminum skin and aluminum honeycomb core panels are strong and stiff but come at a lower price point and with increased surface durability, making them an excellent choice for prototypes or other applications that must withstand more handling and/or rugged environments.

“We always make it a priority to listen to our customers’ needs,” said Dave Erickson, General Manager of the Salt Lake City facility. “We have had multiple requests for carbon fiber skin/aluminum core sandwich panels, and we are being responsive to this growing demand.”

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About Rock West Composites
Rock West Composites provides composite products for variety of markets and customers. Specializing in carbon fiber composites, RWC offers in-stock products, including tubes, plates and complementary materials, as well as custom products and solutions, such as product development, engineering services, prototyping, and manufacturing. Manufactured processes include filament winding, roll wrap, resin infusion, bladder molding, and modified closed mold processes. Rock West Composites has facilities in San Diego, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tijuana, Mexico.

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