20 May 2009
20 May 2009
High Modulus has launched the Hi-Panel, a lightweight, pre-fabricated composite panel, designed for a range of applications including boats, bridges, roofing, flooring, holding tanks, and flatbeds.
Standard Hi-Panels are made of an infused E-glass/polyester/foam core sandwich laminate, and come in two different foam densities and a range of thicknesses. Custom panels are also available using polyester, vinyl ester, or epoxy resins, PVC, balsa, PET or Nidaplast cores, and various fabric options.
Hi-Panels can be supplied as a B3 SmartPac – High Modulus converts the 2D or 3D component design into cut-files, then cuts the panels on CNC machines to the exact shapes required for the build, which are supplied to customers with a comprehensive construction manual and an integral quality assurance process.
Infusion has been chosen as the standard manufacturing method as it has been proven to offer a more consistent fibre wet-out compared with hand lay-up methods, leading to superior performance. A sandwich panel is typically suitable for applications where weight is important as it maintains excellent stiffness and strength properties at a significantly lower weight than a solid laminate alternative.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.