Rigid Panel

Fabrication process

It is mainly composed of 5 layers: skin, adhesive, honeycomb core, adhesive, and skin.

Materials with high tensile and compressive strength are best suited for making skins, i.e. aluminum, steel, and fiberglass.

Adhesive varies widely by application: high strength, high temperature, low temperature, etc.

The manufacturing process consists mainly of six stages, differentiated by work areas:

Turnstile

A sharp blade peels the log, now called a block, into continuous sheets of veneer. Every veneer has a firm side and a loose side.

Dryers

The objective of drying is to reduce the moisture content of the stock to a pre-determined percentage and to produce flat and flexible sheet metal.

Assembly

Layers, bonded together under pressure by a bonding agent to create a panel with an adhesive bond between sheets, as strong as or stronger than wood.

pre-pressed

The pre-press flattens the veneers and transfers the adhesive to the uncoated sheets.

hot pressed

It must reach the necessary curing temperatures until the bond is strong enough for handling.

Trimming and Sanding

they are trimmed, squared, and selected for graduation; many degrees the panel must be sanded to meet end-use requirements

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