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Vulvox Obtains Patent on Composite Material
A patent pending honeycomb panel invented at Vulvox has the potential to reshape the aerospace and other industrues
By: Neil Farbstein
Neil Farbstein, President of Vulvox stated; "A small piece of tire rubber from an exploding tire hit the Concorde's outer fuselage and ignited an explosion. The very thin walls of the Concorde's fuel tanks could have been reinforced with our product and it would have made that impact totally harmless instead of causing an explosion and the end of an era in aviation."
Current honeycomb panels will be replaced by Vulvox panels that stand up to low velocity impacts and stresses that would destroy conventional panels. They will replace heavier assemblies of honeycomb sandwich panels with lighter, stronger structures. They will enable construction of aircraft and spacecraft that will go further with less fuel. Repair costs will be lowered substantially, and flight down time will be also. Lighter spacecraft in particular, are necessary to break the single stage to orbit barrier that has prevented rapid utilization of outer space. On Earth, honeycomb sandwich panels are used extensively in clean rooms. The silicon chip industry uses cleanrooms extensively.
Atomic force microscopes and other equipment such as laser interfereometers are kept on vibration free tables that contain honeycomb vibration dampers. Vulvox plans to sell honeycombs that stand up to impacts from objects dropped on them, making them more durable and reducing the expense of replacing damaged tables.
Vulvox also has a research and development program underway to manufacture extremely high strength to weight nanomaterials that can be combined with the very high efficiency honeycomb structures we have patented to yield structures with the potential to make single stage to orbit launch vehicles a practical project.
Vulvox Nanobiotechnology Inc.
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Composite materials, nanotube adhesives, contract research and development,