HONYLITE metallic honeycomb can be very useful in the manufacture of tooling for wind turbine blades.
The incorporation of drilled aluminum core allows a stiff and stable lighter-weight tooling to be constructed which facilitates the even distribution of heat throughout the tooling. This ensures a consistent even cure throughout the laminate and avoids the risk of localized areas of semi-cured prepreg.
HONYLITE Polypropylene honeycomb is very cost efficient compared with monolithic structural materials. Indeed, not only used as a structural core, polypropylene honeycomb enable to save GRP materials. Combined with modern working up techniques (lamination, RTM light or infusion processes), polypropylene honeycomb have become the ideal core material for wind-turbine nacelles: good vibration damping and acoustic insulation properties.