HexMC® is a high performance molding material, suitable for the production of complex shaped parts and specifically designed for compression molding. With long carbon fibers (50mm) and a low resin content, HexMC® provides better mechanical properties than any other short or long fiber molding compound.
HexMC® molding materials enable composite parts to be manufactured for:
HexMC® Aerospace Grade
As new generation commercial aircraft and jet engines increasingly use carbon ﬁber composites for large ﬂight critical structures, a number of smaller complex geometry parts are required to connect these structures together. In the past these connector parts have been machined, cast or forged from aluminum, titanium or steel. However, Aluminum parts are sensitive to fatigue and corrosion and require frequent inspection and maintenance. Steel is heavy and sensitive to corrosion while Titanium adds signiﬁcant weight and cost.
HexMC® enables complex shapes to be manufactured in cost-eﬀective series production while providing weight savings that are comparable to those traditionally achieved with aerospace carbon/epoxy prepregs. The resulting weight-savings reduce fuel consumption and increase aircraft payload.
HexMC®-i Industrial Grade
For industrial applications the HexMC®-i epoxy resin system cures in a short cycle - from 2 minutes at 150°C depending on part thickness. Complex shapes can be achieved and inserts can be integrated during the molding process. HexMC®-i is particularly beneficial for sporting goods, automotive and marine applications, as well as a wide range of industrial components.
For all industrial and non-aerospace applications please contact: