Honeycomb structures have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost. The geometry of honeycomb structures can vary widely but the common feature of all such structures is an array of hollow cells formed between thin vertical walls. The cells are often columnar and hexagonal in shape. A honeycomb shaped structure provides a material with minimal density and relative high out-of-plane compression property and out-of-plane shear property. Due to the lightweight and high strength of the structure, it has been made from different materials to be used in various fields.
According to the mateterials used, we can divided the honeycomb material into following types:
Aluminum Honeycomb Panel
Aluminum honeycomb panel is made of two aluminum skins and aluminum honeycomb cores.
Fiberglass Honeycomb Panel
Fiberglass honeycomb panel is made of two fiberglass sheets and PP honeycomb core.
Stainless Steel Honeycomb Panel
Stainless steel honeycomb panel is made of two stainless steel sheets with aluminum honeycomb core.
Stone Honeycomb Panel
Stone honeycomb panel is made of stone veneer with aluminum honeycomb panels.
HPL Honeycomb Panel
HPL honeycomb panel is made of High Pressure Laminates with aluminum honeycomb panels.
Besides, there are paper honeycomb board, plycarbonate honeycomb board and etc.