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Honeycomb Composite/Granite Sandwich Panels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058979D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hall, RR [+details]

Abstract

Granite is widely used in XY positioning systems due to its many attractive qualities, e.g., durability, vibration damping, temperature stability, non-corrosive, etc. However, granite is also very heavy. A method of utilizing the advantages of granite while minimizing its mass is accomplished by bonding a layer of granite to a lightweight honeycomb composite sandwich panel.