Similar to other Ducommun VersaCore Composite™ structures, hollow structures are constructed using composite materials and foam cores. Unlike many other Ducommun VersaCore Composite™ structures, the foam core is completely removed after cure, using proprietary methods, leaving a cavity within the structure. Ducommun hollow VersaCore Composite™ technology structures can integrate pressure fittings, attachments and mechanical fittings into the structure, eliminating secondary assembly steps. This is an ideal method for making a single-piece composite fuel tank in the shape of a wing or typical aircraft structure.
VersaCore Composite™ technology can be used to produce parts with both filled and unfilled sections. For example, single piece UAV wings have been produced with foam filled leading and trailing edges and a hollow core center section.
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VersaCore Composite™ is a trademark of Ducommun Incorporated.