The increasing replacement of conventional metal structures with composites, and particularly carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), has been an ongoing trend in airplane and helicopter engineering for years. In the area of high-performance fiber composites, sandwich structures are the preferred choice for light yet stiff designs. The selection of the optimal sandwich structure is usually based on the different conditions associated with load-bearing capacity, production, and component design. The aerospace industry has long made use of ROHACELL® as a lightweight, structural core material that also reduces the cost of sandwich materials because of its processing reliability.
- Horizontal band saw
Emkay’s horizontal band saw cuts Rohacell® sheets down to any thickness required from 1mm plus, achieving a guaranteed +/- 0.5mm tolerance.
- Sanding Plant
Sanding Plant capabilities:
– Maximum sanding width 1250mm
– Maximum length 2600mm
– Maximum sanding thickness 200mm
– Minimum sanding thickness 2mm
– Guaranteed tolerance =/- 0.2mm
With a guaranteed +/- 0.2mm tolerance we can sand a variety of core materials, ranging from 2mm to 200mm in thickness.
- Circular Saw
The circular saw cutting plant cuts Rohacell® down to:
We can cut material to sizes other than our standard sheet sizes upon request.
- Laser Machine
Using our Laser cutting machine we are able to cut Rohacell® and Acrylic into; tiles, strips and complex 2D shapes. Laser cutting is a manufacturing process which can eliminate the need for machining on many engineering jobs, enabling you to save money on manufacturing costs.
Laser Machine capabilities:
– Maximum width 1500mm
– Maximum length 2500mm
– Maximum depth 40mm
– Guaranteed tolerance +/- 0.1mm
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The majority of grades of Rohacell are with us ready to be processed, including IG, IG-F, HF, WF, RIMA & XT. We are very pleased to say we have the capability in most cases to offer next day delivery anywhere in the UK as standard.
Only a few niche grades are not held in stock and will be subject to a MOQ and lead time, but we will make you aware of this at the point of your order; we will always listen to your applications and help with alternate suggestions if you require material quickly and we don’t have it in stock.
With the highly popular and widely used grades IG, IG-F & HF, no order is too small! Other grades may be subject to a MOQ and this can vary depending on the grade. Please get in touch and we will gladly take time to discuss your exact requirements and tailor your purchase for you.
We are very proud of our state of the art factory, especially after our recent expansion and we have a number of machines that will cut and prepare Rohacell along with the skilled hands of our staff. Our plant includes a Horizontal Band Saw, Sanding Plant, Circular Saw & Laser Machine. This technology allows us to engineer Rohacell to within a guaranteed +/-0.5mm tolerance, or better still, +/-0.2mm on request. With our Laser machine, we can cut complex 2D shapes with minimal waste material.
Anything you require, on request. Our cutting plant means that we can machine Rohacell to any length, width and thickness within our largest sheet sizes of 2500mm x 1250mm as well as oversized 2600mm x 1300mm on request. Maximum dimensions & thickness can depend on the grade, so ask our advice. If you need a specific sized sheet with a thickness not listed, let us know and we will accommodate for you.
Beyond our ISO Standards, Industry and Quality Assurance certifications, our continued success if built on our core business values of delivering market leading products coupled with first class customer care, from our team of dedicated and passionate individuals. We take time to listen to your needs, however big or small those are and work hard to maintain a rapport with our clients. Our facilities in Norwich mean we can cater for purchases from all over the world. We are impartial, independent and confidential; we are Emkay.
Get in touch with us on the number or email at the top of our webpage. In office hours, we have a friendly team at the end of the phone who have a vast combined expertise with Rohacell and if we don’t know the answer, we will know where to find it for you! We will talk you through the order, payment and delivery process so that you stay fully in the loop.