Honeycomb Expander - Argosy Xi'an Facility
Honeycomb Core: Aluminum and Aramid Paper

Argosy's AXAC Joint Venture differs from its competitors in four important ways:

 

  • Focuses only on the production of aluminum honeycomb core, not honeycomb panels.
  • Manufactures both commercial grade aluminum honeycomb core to world class quality standards as well as 5052 Aerospace grade aluminum honeycomb core.
  • Customizes aluminum honeycomb core to meet customer's precise specifications and format, including: custom blocks sizes with both Chrome and non-Chrome treatment, unexpanded slices and expanded sheets, perforated or non-perforated, drilled core and custom kits.
  • Offers a complete service package including adhesives, aluminum sheets, storage and logistics.

 

AXAC manufactures aluminum honeycomb core in a state-of-the-art facility as part of a joint venture with Xi'an Aircraft. The highly automated plant is AS9100C/ISO9001:2008 and US Coast Guard certified. 

 

Argosy's ACAM subsidiary provides aluminum and aramid paper honeycomb core products and services:

 

Argosy Composite Advanced Materials LLC (ACAM), located in Huntsville Alabama USA, features a carefully designed cutting room (vertical band saws), industrial dust collection system, and a staging area for material. Inventory locations are dedicated for standard stock material (HOBE commercial grade 3000 and 5052 series) and customer specific stock material. To constantly monitor quality of product and produce expanded core product, an expander table has been installed. The configuration of the new space allows for future growth such as additional saws and room for inventory. Initially, the cutting room will be dedicated to serve panel manufacturers involved in the aerospace clean room, mass transport, marine, and building industries.

 

ACAM allows Argosy to provide value-added honeycomb core cut to each customer's unique and exacting specifications. Argosy's unique approach to the honeycomb business is focused solely on providing core. This facility greatly expands Argosy's capabilities and helps our customers enhance their manufacturing processes and increase their efficiency with proven and reliable honeycomb core solutions.

 

The facility provides US panel manufacturers with a local manufacturer and distributor of honeycomb core products. Argosy also provides a dedicated Customer Service team and value added services such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) storage solutions, consignment opportunities, slotted core, and cutting and kitting services.

Argosy Aluminum Honeycomb Core 3000 Series

Argosy 3000 Series Aluminum Honeycomb Core is a lightweight honeycomb core that offers superior strength and corrosion resistance to meet a broad range of demanding applications. 

Argosy Vented Aluminum Honeycomb Core

Argosy Vented Aluminum Honeycomb Core is a stiff and stable lightweight product used primarily in tooling applications. Vented honeycomb facilitates the even distribution of heat through the tool. This ensures a consistent, even cure throughout the laminate and minimizes the risk of localized areas of semi-cured material. 

Argosy Aluminum Honeycomb Core 5000 Series

Argosy 5000 Series Aluminum Honeycomb Core is a lightweight honeycomb core that has a regular hexahedron structure; high-quality aluminum foil is selected for phosphorous anodization or chromizing. Features include low density, high strength, rigidity, shock resistance, sound shock absorption, acoustic absorption, and thermal insulation. The product displays excellent dynamic performance and corrosion resistance. Manufactured to AMS-C-7438 Standards.

Argosy Aramid Paper Honeycomb Core

Argosy Aramid Paper Honeycomb Core is a kind of sandwich structure composite made of aramid paper by printing, stacking, thermal pressing, stretching, dipping, curing, slicing, and other machining processes, and by dipping in fire-resistant phenolic resin. Aramid paper has a range of features such as good resin infiltration, high specific strength and stiffness, excellent corrosion resistance and self-extinguishment, better weather resistance and insulation, good penetrating electromagnetic wave property, and high stability. 

Argosy Honeycomb Core Product Line Card

Argosy Honeycomb Core Product Line Card provides information for Aluminum and Aramid Paper Honeycomb Core, as well as several Value Added Services including Vendor Managed Inventory, Expander Table Agreements and Cutting and Kitting Services.

Argosy Polymethacrylimide (PMI) Foam Core

Argosy Polymethacrylimide (PMI) Foam Core is a closed-cell rigid foam plastic used as a core offering superior impact resistance while preventing water ingress into surface-damaged parts. It is widely used in lightweight construction of parts or products manufactured from high-performance composites for aircraft construction, aerospace and automotive industries, scientific and medical technologies.

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