Honeycomb Panels on Demand

In the design of spacecraft structures weight and stiffness are critical design parameters and as a result composite sandwich panels are often used. In a complex satellite sandwich panel more than 800 inserts (to mount equipment) can be found. A typical communication satellite has more than 2500 inserts. Up until now the space industry has been using manual processes to place these inserts.

With a revolutionary new and patent pending insert as well as with an Automated Potting Machine (APM) RUAG Space has been able to automate the process of insert placement into composite sandwich panels for satellites. As a result manufacturing time and costs can be reduced significantly.

As a result of the above development RUAG Space sets the benchmark in delivery time for design to spec or design to print honeycomb panels.