Isogrid Composite Solutions
The Super-Strength Light-Weighting Answer
More than 20 years resolving the challenges of Isogrid Manufacturing and first in Automation
SUPERIOR LIGHT- WEIGHT HIGH STRENGTH ISOGRID COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS
Depending on configuration, Isogrid composite structures are not only the strongest possible engineering solution, Isogrid CF composites can be up to half the weight of aluminum, and up to 30% stronger. And since composite materials aren’t subject to damage in wet conditions, composite structuring is ideal across all aspects of transport where the light weight, high strength challenge is an “absolute” must.
WHERE ISOGRIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Electric tractors capable of autonomous driving is generating significant pressure for total overhaul of tractor and trailer design. Traditional plywood and aluminum trailer construction are yielding to composite solutions. Isogrid CF design affords superior structural solutions capable of surviving the rigors of over-the-road hauling.
The rush to “light-weighting” is driving exponentially to CF design solutions as electric vehicles evolve. Isogrid structures in thin-walled configuration afford superior strength light-weight surface solutions capable of incorporating insulating and sound absorption materials without the need for additional engineering structures.
Any “rocket scientist” will tell you, “Isogrids are the structure of choice”. Every internal view of rocket science vehicles are Isogrids. Today, SpaceX, Virgin Galatic, as well as NASA elect Isogrids as the “out-of-this-world” engineering solution. With 20 years into CF solutions, Isogrid Composites can bring carbon fiber down-to-earth.
DRONE & UAV
No other flying vehicle demands the superlative strength-to-weight ratios afforded by Isogrid structural components and flying surfaces. Virtually every element of drones and UAVs can benefit from Isogrid designs. And new manufacturing technologies, such as 3-D printed Isogrids provide the strength-to-weight ratios for virtually every component.
Light-weighting aircraft with composites dominates air frame structures and components. Composites account for more than 50% of structural and component weight in new Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Isogrid panels are suited to to flight surfaces due rigidity, high strength and high impact resistance. New manufacturing automation raises the bar for the future.
Great where it’s wet! Isogrid carbon composites afford super lightweighting in marine applications, such as structural surfaces on drill rigs where strength is needed and corrosion is unwelcome. Isogrid carbon composites offer not only light weight and superior strength–they survive sea environments better than any other material.