Spheretex

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Luc, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Luc
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    Luc New Member

    Anyone have heard about or tried "Spherecore" from "Spheretex". This is a felt-like material comparable to Firet Coremat but with apparently better mechanical properties.It is available in thicknesses up to 10mm ( 3/8") and is more of a core material than simply a bulking material.It is made in Germany.Looks like a good alternative to balsa or PVC cores as it has even better physical properties ( +-35% resin content, very low water absorbtion) and displays very good mechanical properties too.
     
  2. F1DNA
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    spherecore

    Luc,

    Please look at the web site: www.spheretex.com

    This has a lot of information on the spherecore material

    Thanks,

    F1DNA

    (T.D.) :)
     
  3. Danielsan
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    Danielsan Amateur designer-builder?

    looks good

    Just had a call with them today, looks good, altough they do most of comparison between Balsa and them not much between PVC and them

    If price is good I might go into this material, you can ask them some samples

    Would be nice to know and hear someone who uses this material.

    Greetz,
     
  4. zerogara
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    zerogara build it and sail it

    It seems exciting, can't wait to try some samples of it.
    Coremat is no core, it is just a lazy man's way of building volume, disregarding strength and weight, and I've found people comparing these.
    I tried it in some small molds and it is not worth a crap in my opinion.
    Older hulls with coremat show delamination in stress areas.
     
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    zerogara build it and sail it


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