Sharkskin-surface sandwich components offer aerodynamic advantages


A modified BMW Z4 with an engine hood and roof module constructed from sandwich components with a sharkskin surface won a JEC Innovation Award at the Atlanta-based JEC Americas show this past May.

The project was a joint effort of composites processing concern Frimo (Lotte, Germany) and 3D|Core GmbH & Co. KG (Herford, Germany), a supplier of structure-strengthening foam core with a honeycomb structure that can be arranged in a three-dimensional layout. Frimo's partner also works in the boat building sector. This collaborative project was presented for the first time in 2013 at Composites Europe.
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