Emergency Oxygen System Housings

Project Objective:

Develop a materials and part fabrication combination that provides weight reduction versus aluminum and cost reduction compared to carbon fiber prepreg, while meeting flammability requirements for cabin interiors.

Proven Results:

A low-density fiberglass phenolic ESC material was developed that can be compression molded into the intricate and complex geometry of this component at a fraction of the cost of a part fabricated using carbon fiber prepreg. The low density material provides a 20% weight reduction compared to carbon fiber prepreg and a 70% weight reduction versus aluminum. Applications include the single aisle and the next generation of twin aisle commercial airliners.




Honeycomb Panels

Project Objective:

Panels and profiles produced in conventional crush core molding processes using phenolic prepreg and polyaramid (Nomex) honeycomb require extensive finishing operations due to voids, resin rich areas and requirements for detailed finished profiles that are beyond the scope of net shape molding prepregs.

Proven Results:

Quantum Composites QC-2150LD low-density phenolic ESC material is co-molded with phenolic prepreg to dramatically reduce finishing time in applications where honeycomb panels are needed with curved geometry, style lines, hard point attachments and other non planar geometric features such as ribs, bosses, radii, fillets etc.