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Award Winning
Composite Panel System

Composite panel examples
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Ground-breaking Composite Panel Upgrade your carbon fibre laminates.

  • Up to 45% weight saving compared to carbon fibre laminate panels

  • Excellent impact and damage resistance

  • Aerospace certified manufacturing process

  • Compatible with rivets and bolted fasteners

  • Proven durability in an aerospace cargo application replacing 7075 Al

FAC Technology's composite panel system can be configured as a

drop-in replacement for your application.

Case study: Drones and UAVs

The drone market is projected to grow at 25% until 2030​

  • Drones are being developed for an ever greater number of uses

  • ​There has been intense competition to improve the critical performance metrics; flight time and range

  • Reducing weight achieves these goals as well as enabling new capabilities

  • For drone structures, conventional aerospace materials have already been pushed to their limit

Therefore, new materials are required!

  • FAC Technology works with two of the top ten global defence companies

  • FAC Technology's material can immediately upgrade the structures in
    multirotor drones with 7- and 10-inch diameter propellers, some of the
    most frequently used sizes in current global operational theatres and
    humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

  • Our solution overcomes the challenge faced when developing a
    multitude of drone sizes in terms of weight reduction, aerodynamics,
    and payload capacity optimization, allowing seamless integration.

Available Options

The Deep Air Carbon family contains materials with a wide range of different
properties including excellent fire resistance, sustainable ingredients, and
customisable thermal conductivity. Two example materials are outlined below:

Liquid

Nimbus 930

Tg 193 °C

<200 mPa s

Liquid

Altus 730

Tg 220 °C

260 - 370 mPa s

The problem with thermal class 

Legacy insulation thermal classes designed for industrial motors are not suitable for modern electric drives. Electrical motor insulation systems are categorised into thermal classes based on the maximum temperature allowed. These traditional classes were defined by various international bodies conceived to regulate the industrial motor market. Every insulation material has a temperature region where it begins to 'soften’ known as the glass transition temperature (Tg). As a material softens it loses its strength and other vital mechanical and electrical properties such as stiffness, dielectric strength and partial discharge resistance. This is a problem for electric motors that heat up significantly during operation. Most 180 (H) Class motor insulation resins have a softening temperature well below 180°C. In other words they are assigned a ‘Thermal Class’ beyond their true capabilities. While other high-temperature resins do exist, they're largely unsuitable for motor applications due to their brittleness and lack of crack resistance. This forces manufacturers to choose between cracking and high temperature softening. FAC Technology materials have high Tgs and so do not soften until above the advertised thermal class temperature. Unlike other high-temperature resins, FAC Technology’s have been engineered for exceptional crack resistance and durability. FAC Technology resins do not soften and they do not readily crack.

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Is your motor insulation built to last?

Get in touch today.

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