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3D|CORE™ PRODUCTS

The requirements for technical components are constantly increasing. The premise: high performance with low weight. This requires the use of innovative sandwich composite materials. With our high-quality 3D|CORE™ products you get high-strength and lighter components. In addition, you increase your productivity and optimize the profitability of your production. Each product is suitable for a wide variety of uses and can be tailored to your requirements.

3D|CORE™ SHEETS

Our 3D|CORE™ SHEETS are the ideal product for lightweight, durable and highly pressure-resistant sandwich constructions. Various high-performance foam cores form the basis. With the help of our different reinforcement structures , the mechanical properties in the composite component can be optimized.

Whether flat or curved components, 3D|CORE™ SHEETS are suitable for almost any shape.

The 3D|CORE™ SHEETS are made of our closed-cell 3D|CORE™ high-performance foam cores.

Advantages in the production process:

  • Shortened production time: Due to the high flexibility and easy handling, the SHEETS can be quickly inserted into a mold.
  • Perfect impregnation: The already integrated flow aid guarantees optimum filling of the component with a synthetic resin.
  • Production reliability: The integrated flow aid prevents an exothermic reaction within the component, as there is no massive accumulation of resin.
  • Material savings: Due to the already integrated flow aid, no additional flow aid is required. This saves you the cost of the flow aid as well as the cost of the additional resin.



3D|CORE™ ROLLS

3D|CORE™ ROLLS are based on our 3D|CORE™ PET high-performance foam cores . The product can be easily unrolled and enables you to produce larger composite parts faster.



3D|CORE™ TAPES

The 3D|CORE™ TAPES have been specially developed for the winding process and simplify the production of rolls and tubes. They are made from our high performance 3D|CORE™ PET foam cores. Because of the high flexibility, due to the 3D|CORE™ HX structure and the easy handling, the TAPE can be easily wrapped around the carrier.

The 3D|CORE™ TAPES consist of our closed-cell 3D|CORE™ PET foam cores. Compared to nonwovens, they have a very low resin absorption.

Benefits in the production process:

  • Shortened production: The build-up of several layers of foam is possible in just one step.
  • Perfect impregnation: An integrated flow aid supports saturation with the synthetic resin.
  • Production reliability: The integrated flow aid prevents an exothermic reaction within the component, as there is no massive accumulation of resin.
  • Dimensional stability: The material does not show any thickness reduction due to compression during the process, as you know it from other nonwoven materials, the so-called non-wovens. This allows you to precisely dimension the wound component.

The 3D|CORE™ TAPES are also used as an alternative to purely monolithically wound components. With the help of TAPES, many layers of glass or carbon can be saved. This reduces costs and saves weight.

To demonstrate these effects to you, we will be happy to prepare a comparative calculation for you. For this, we only need your laminate plan.

Areas of application:

Our TAPES are used in the area of pressure rolls, sleeves, in mast construction and in the production of tubes and profiles.




3D|CORE™ ASSEMBLY KITS

Our various 3D|CORE™ foam cores form the basis of our 3D|CORE™ ASSEMBLY KITS. The basis is a 3D or 2D drawing of your component which is used to generate the required cutting data. By means of nesting, the individual blanks are arranged from the cutting data in such a way that optimal material consumption can be guaranteed. In addition, our engineering team creates a suitable insertion plan with the labeled blanks for your shape. The blanks will be cut precisely, with all angles and curves, according to the final drawings.

The 3D|CORE™ ASSEMBLY KITS consist of foam, scrim and fabric cuts that fit exactly into any mold.

Significant benefits:

  • Everything from a single source: from your idea, the drawing and 3D planning, through design to the finished ASSEMBLY KIT and process integration on site.
  • Sustainability: no unnecessary waste and improved CO² balance thanks to optimized cutting of foam and textiles and significant energy savings during production. 

  • Cost savings: lower storage costs, lower labor costs, savings on auxiliary materials thanks to integrated flow aid and excellent properties of the foam core.
  • Time savings: due to the easy handling, optimized assembly instructions and the cuts of foam core and fibers, the working time is reduced by 2/3.