Similar to other Ducommun Foam Matrix Core System™ (FMC) technologies, AirCor structures are constructed using composite materials and foam cores. Unlike many other Ducommun FMC structures, the foam core is completely removed after cure, using proprietary methods, leaving a cavity within the structure. Ducommun AirCor 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.
AirCor 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 air core center section.
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